A source of valuable nutrients, especially potassium, phosphorus, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and folates
Rich in water and low-calorie, the tomato has significant diuretic, mineralizing and vitaminising properties, thanks to its content of Vitamin B and Vitamin E.
The tomato assists digestion, in particular of foods rich in starch, through the presence in it of organic acids.
The vegetable is the main source of lycopene, a powerful natural antioxidant for the prevention of some cancers, including prostate cancer, and cardio-circulatory diseases.
- B Vitamins
- Ascorbic acid
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
The tomato also in cosmetics is used for the preparation of creams and skin treatments for its tonin
Native to Central and South America, despite being a star of the Mediterranean diet, tomatoes didn’t arrive in Europe until the second half of 1500 but only in 1700 are they grown and sold as food.
Lycopene is an antioxidant with a preventive action of some cancers such as prostate cancer and 'digestive system.