- The dietary source of the major antioxidant lycopene present in tomatoes has been linked to many health benefits, which include reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer.
- Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and folate.
- The calcium and potassium content helps in strengthening bones and prevent osteoporosis.
- People with hair and skin issue should definitely add tomatoes to their diet cause it has a very good amount of vitamin A. Vitamin A supports the growth of hair tissue and cells.
- It has anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting properties and thereby can prevent the risk of chronic diseases.
- Cumin aids in weight loss and has a very good amount of antioxidants. Cumin helps in digestion and gut health.
- Tomato pickle carries the benefits of Tomato, it is good for skin, hair, and bones. It is a great source of antioxidants and controls blood sugar, activates digestion.
- Pickles include organic ingredients such as Ginger and Mustard seeds. Scientific research suggests that Ginger may reduce inflammation, improve digestive health and relieve pain.
There are over 10,000 varieties of tomatoes worldwide. The word Tomato comes from the Spanish word tomate which means “The swelling Fruit”, Tomatoes are actually fruits.
Americans obtain most of their nutrients from Tomatoes compared to any other veggies. An average American consumes around 24pounds of tomatoes each year.
Worldwide production of tomatoes reached 145.7 Million tons in 2010. China leads the list in production of Tomatoes production and exports, with 41.8 Million tons and USA grabs the second place in Production.
- The heaviest tomato on record weighed in at 3.51 kg (7 pounds 12 ounces). A “delicious” variety, it was grown by Gordon Graham of Edmond, Oklahoma in 1986. Gordon sliced the tomato to make sandwiches for 21 family members.
Suggested consumable by age groups
- Any age groups can intake tomato pickles but in moderation.
Good times to eat:
- It is perfect for lunchtime as a side dish with rice.
- It tastes delicious with hot cooked rice.
Eat along with:
- It can be eaten alongside Indian lunch or tiffin varieties
When not to eat or eat more often:
- It is advisable to eat in moderation.