The visual impact of kitchen ingredients is the impact one has apparently first, and later finger and palate come. So, a bright, fresh summer-colored food attracts attention faster! Color plays a major role in making a dish more appealing. One such item is a cherry tomato, which is highly nutritious and loaded with numerous medicinal properties! Its deliciously sweet and succulent taste is so irresistible. These juicy tomatoes are small in size and have distinct bright colors. It is known to have originated in Central America from the wild tomato cultivators. In Thailand, they are known as ‘makhua som’. The taste of these tomatoes complements the Thai food they are added to. Cherry Tomatoes are an important ingredient in authentic Thai dishes.
Every ingredient in our food adds its benefits to our bodies. Apart from adding color and flavor to food, even cherry tomatoes have many health benefits. Organic foods are even safer to consume and more nutritious for the body.
Below listed out are the top 5 benefits from “red candies”:
1- Rich in lycopene– Cherry tomatoes are rich in Lycopene, which is great at fighting free radicals. This flavonoid antioxidant, can also limit UV damage to your skin from sun exposure and promote better heart health. It can be used to make a face mask, is very effective as a facial cleanser, and gives a fresh glowing look.
2- Anti-Carcinogenic – Cherry tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C, which fights cancer cells. Also, they have an abundance of Beta-carotene, and Melatonin, both of which have anti-carcinogenic effects. Nutrition scientists recommend it is also good for the treatment of prostate cancer in men.
3- Blood Pressure and Heart Functionality– Potassium-rich cherry tomatoes are extremely good for patients with high blood pressure. The presence of vitamins and Plant compounds makes it even a better tonic for cardiovascular diseases. Also, it is low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free, reducing heart-related issues. It also prevents the clumping of blood platelets which is the cause of blood clots and eventually leads to a heart attack.
4- Weight Loss – For people who want to cut down extra inches from their waistline and glowing skin, cherry tomatoes are a magical fruit. It is consumed in any form increases metabolism, and the chromium in it helps to reduce the level of sugar in the blood. Since it is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber, it is one good food for health-conscious people. These nutrient-rich tomatoes are low in calories. Since it has a good amount of fiber, it makes you feel fuller.
5- Non-starchy and Low Glycemic Index – Cherry tomatoes are said to have a low glycemic index. It’s just 38. Any food with a GI level less than 55 is good for diabetics. This means after consumption of cherry tomato it takes some more time to reflect on blood sugar level. Being low on carb, cherry tomatoes are excellent for diabetics.
Cherry tomatoes are fun to have in any meal or just pop it up! It is suggested to eat them without peeling, as the skin has phytochemicals that protect cells from damage that could lead to cancer. Cherry tomato is an excellent source of Vitamin A, C, E, and Potassium, where Vitamin C is believed to reduce the stress level, thus keeping us cool and energized. Vitamin A is believed to make your hair bouncy and reduces hair loss too.
Nutritional Value of Tomatoes:
As per reports of USDA, a cup of cherry tomatoes (149g) has 27 calories and below nutritional values:
As rightly said, “It is never too late to start”! If you haven’t inculcated the habit to include this immunity booster in your diet yet, you can always kick start now! (Trust me irrespective of your weight, age, or gender.) Radiance Wholefoods makes it even more convenient for you!
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