'SUPERFRUIT': Tomatoes

Tomatoes Health Benefits

Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are a fruit from the nightshade family native to South America.

Botanically they are a fruit, but they are generally eaten and prepared like a vegetable.

Tomatoes are the major food source for the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.

Additionally they are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.