- The nutritional heavy hitter we hear about with tomatoes is the lycopene that is particularly abundant near the skin of the tomato. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant and is thought to be more easily absorbed by our bodies when cooked with certain oils, such as olive oil.
- In their raw state, tomatoes have significant levels of Vitamins A and C. Cooked tomatoes have this and more: Vitamin E, potassium, calcium, and folic acid.
- A medium-sized tomato is thought to have approximately the same amount of fiber as a slice of whole wheat bread and only has about 35 calories! Bring it on!!