Wholesale Italian Chopped Tomatoes
Wholesale Italian Chopped Tomatoes From Italy
Why are tinned tomatoes good for me?
The water content of tomatoes is around 95%. The other 5% consists mainly of carbohydrates and fiber. Here are the nutrients in a small (100-gram) raw tomato (1Trusted Source):
Protein: 0.9 grams
Carbs: 3.9 grams
Sugar: 2.6 grams
Fiber: 1.2 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Carbs comprise 4% of raw tomatoes, which amounts to fewer than 5 grams of carbs for a medium specimen (123 grams).
Simple sugars, such as glucose and fructose, make up almost 70% of the carb content.
Tomatoes are a good source of fiber, providing about 1.5 grams per average-sized tomato.
Most of the fibers (87%) in tomatoes are insoluble, in the form of hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin (2)
Vitamins and minerals
Tomatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals:
This vitamin is an essential nutrient and antioxidant. One medium-sized tomato can provide about 28% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI).
An essential mineral, potassium is beneficial for blood pressure control and heart disease prevention (3Trusted Source).
. Also known as phylloquinone, vitamin K is important for blood clotting and bone health (4, 5Trusted Source).
Folate (vitamin B9)
One of the B vitamins, folate is important for normal tissue growth and cell function. It’s particularly important for pregnant women (6Trusted Source, 7Trusted Source).