Organic Chopped Tomatoes

Organic Chopped Tomatoes

Tomatoes scientific name: Lycopersicum esculentum.

The tomato comes from South America, in particular from the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Peru and Ecuador and is, after potato, the world’s best known vegetable. The tomato was initially considered to be a medicinal plant. Organic tomato is a food with a complete nutritional profile, that is full of minerals and vitamins as well as rich in lycopene and low in calories.

Net weight: 400 g

Drained weight: 240 g

Description

Organic tomatoes: benefits and properties

Organic tomatoes are the best source of the carotenoid pigment lycopene, which gives them their red colour. Organic tomatoes contain all four major carotenoids: alpha and beta carotene, lutein and lycopene.  Organic tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and contain small amounts of vitamin A, folate and potassium.

Several studies have shown a correlation of reduced incidence of macular degeneration, prostate cancer, stomach cancer and cardiovascular disease in those who consume high quantities of food containing lycopene. Organic tomatoes provide significant amounts of bone strengthening vitamin K and some research suggests that lycopene also supports bone health.

Many studies link organic tomatoes with heart benefits as the antioxidant vitamins C and E in them, along with the lycopene, seem to slow down the processes that would eventually cause heart disease. Gusto Sano organic chopped tomatoes have no added salt or sugar.

Organic tomatoes: calories and nutritional values

Average values per 100g: 

  • Energy 109,4 kj/26kcal
  • Fat 0,4 g
    Satured fat 0 g
  • Carbohydrate 3,6 g
    Sugars 3,6 g
  • Fibre 1,2 g
  • Protein 1,4 g
  • Salt 0,05 g

Organic tomatoes can

Lower the risk of heart disease; stomach cancer; prostate cancer; age related macular degeneration.