Pomme d’amour (Tomatoes) are usually red, scarlet, or yellow, though green and purple varieties do exist. They vary in shape from almost spherical to oval and elongate to pear-shape. Each fruit contains at least two cells of small seeds surrounded by jellylike pulp.
Benefits of Pomme d’amour:
- Rich in antioxidants: the compounds present in tomatoes tend to be protective against free radicals, which contribute to the formation of cancers
- In nutritional value, they are very low in calories with just 22 per 125 grams, or about 3/4 of a cup – the size of a medium fruit. And, they’re also fat and cholesterol free
- They are an excellent source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. The fresh fruit, as well as juices and extracts, are often recommended by dieticians and nutritionists for the control and reduction of both weight and cholesterol levels.
- They also contain high levels of vitamin A (28% of RDA). It is a good source of vitamin C (21% of RDA). And eating foods abundant in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infections and root out harmful free radicals.
- They also carry average levels of important B-complex vitamins such as folates, thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin as well some essential minerals like iron, calcium, and manganese.