The tomato is the edible berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant.
Binomial name : Solanum lycopersicum
A tomato is 95% water, less than 1% each of fat and protein (table)and contains 4% carbohydrates.In a 100 gram amount, are a moderate source of vitamin C (17% of the Daily Value)and raw tomatoes supply 18 calories but otherwise, are absent of significant nutrient content (table).
What nutrient are in Tomato?
Tomato nutrition data
Here are the nutrients in a small (100-gram) raw tomato :
Protein: 0.9 grams
Carbs: 3.9 grams
Sugar: 2.6 grams
Fiber: 1.2 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Health benefits of tomato
What is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?
Botanically, Tomatoes Are Fruits
- According to science, tomatoes are fruits. All fruits have a single seed or many seeds inside and grow from the flower of a plant .
- Like other true fruits, tomatoes form from small yellow flowers on the vine and naturally contain a multitude of seeds.