Tomato, Its Nutritional and Medicinal Value and Health Benifits

Tomato widely used vegetable world wide. It is packed with micro nutrients.  This vegetable considered as natural herbal ayurvedic remedy for erectile dysfunction.
According to a study, lycopene the key nutrient of tomatoes can boost fertility of men. Research shows that it can increase sperm count up to70 percent. Tomatoes help repair damage caused by smoking. Skin ability boosted by it self to protect against UV rays. It can alleviate nurve pain. Lycopene is responsible for the red color of tomatoes, it produced by plants as a defense against environmental damage, such as pests, toxins and UV damage. Instead of allowing free radicals to run free within the plant, it creates various types of phytonutrients to protect itself. This lycopene has great protecting role in human body against many disease.
Tomato pulp can be apply  on cleaned face as a face pack, lycopene  of tomato helps to remove wrinkles, acne, pimple and scars.
 
Red tomatoes, raw nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) :-

Energy 74 kJ (18 kcal). Carbohydrates 3.9 gm. Dietary fiber1.2 gm. Protein 0.9 gm.

Vitamins :- Vitamin A equiv 42 μg. Beta-carotene 449 μg. Lutein zeaxanthin 123 μg. Thiamine (B1) 0.037 mg. Niacin (B3) 0.594 mg. Vitamin(B6)0.08 mg. Folate 27 μg. Vitamin C14 mg. Vitamin E 0.54 mg. Vitamin K 7.9 μg.

 Minerals :- Magnesium 11 mg. Manganese 0.114 mg. Phosphorus 24 mg. Potassium 237 mg. Chromium    1.26 μg.

Lycopene 2573 µg.

Health Benefits :-
Chromium is an essential trace mineral required in the diet  in very small amounts   is an essential part of metabolic processes that regulate blood sugar, and helps insulin transport glucose into cells, Chromium also appears to be involved in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein.

Folate defeciency proportionate to depression.

* Lycopene a powerful antioxidant  prevent cancer and keep your heart healthy. 

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