Apart from being incredibly tasty, tomatoes are also very healthy. Their low starch content, low caloric value, along with a handful of vitamins and antioxidants, make them an essential health food.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A, C, K, B1, B3, B6 and B9, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. They are also low in sodium, saturated fat and calories.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that protects our body from harmful free radicals and prevents the onset of disease, while reducing cholesterol, which is why it is excellent for your heart.