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Tomatoes, The Rich Fruit Nutrition and Benefits for the Body

Posted by Rifki Hakim Friday, 23 November 2012


Who is not familiar with the tomatoes? Tomato is a fruit that can be harvested at any time so easily found anywhere and anytime.

Tomato (Lycopercisum esculentum) initially found the first time around Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, which then quickly spread to all corners of the world. In fact, the French called Pomme D'amour or love apple, which is believed to be able to recover impotence and increase sperm count for men.

Tomato fruit consists of several varieties. There is a tomato fruit large size and medium, tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes (size of a marble). large size tomatoes can be used as juice, while the medium or small can be used as a vegetable. If in Indonesia commonly used as a condiment. Woww It feels very good, with a very economical, cheap and affordable and easily available in the markets or supermarkets.

Whatever the variety, a tomato was rich in vitamin A, C, minerals and phytonutrients. Based on the list of Food Composition of the Ministry of Health in 2000, the content of nutrients in tomatoes (in 100 grams) is as follows:
- Calories: 20 kcal

- Protein: 1.0 grams
- Fat: 0.3 grams
- Carbohydrates: 4.2 grams
- Calcium: 5 milligrams
- Vitamin A: 1,500 SI Unit (Indonesia)
- Vitamin C: 40 milligrams

Tomato pigment, the red, contains lycopene, an antioxidant substance that can destroy free radicals in the body caused by smoking, pollution and ultraviolet light. In addition, the lycopene is known to prevent cell damage that can lead to cervical cancer, prostate, stomach and pancreas.

For people who was having fever, tomatoes have antipyretics properties that can reduce fever, while the fiber can overcome digestive disorders such as constipation and hemorrhoids.

For women who want to look beautiful, eating tomatoes is highly recommended, as it can cure acne, remove impurities on the skin, reduces excess fat in the skin and has a role in the formation of collagen. Not surprisingly, the world of beauty tomatoes are often used as a base for mask and anti-aging pills.

Tomatoes than can be consumed as a vegetable and a drink (juice), it can also be used as a mask. For those who have acne problems not need to worry, because with the help of tomatoes acne problem will be solved. How it work?

First, squeeze the tomatoes are dark red. Second, apply the squeezed or tomato slices on the location of acne and allow a few moments. Third, wash with clean water. Do this every day in the morning and evening for one week, then the face will become smoother.

In addition, it contains carotene and vitamin C in tomatoes that act as antioxidants, while its citric acid to remove dirt and grease on the face with acne. Good luck.

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