Health Benefits of Lycopersicon esculentum (Tomatoes)

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Tomatoes are excellent source of vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E and phosphorus.

Botanically, tomato is the fruit of the plant Lycopersicon esculentum.it is not only a fruit, but also a berry since it is formed from a single ovary.

Tomatoes are a treasure of riches when it comes to their antioxidant benefits. In terms of conventional antioxidants, tomatoes provide an excellent amount of vitamin C and beta-carotene; a very good amount of the mineral manganese; and a good amount of vitamin E.

Aside its antioxidant support, cardiovascular support, and anti-cancer benefits, Diets that include tomatoes have been linked with reduced risk of some neurological diseases (including Alzheimer’s disease). Tomato-containing diets have also been linked in a few studies with reduced risk of obesity.