Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Selection

Tomato skins should be bright in color and tight (not wrinkled). Grape tomatoes should also be firm to mostly firm when gently squeezed. The fruit should also be free of bruises, cracks or blemishes.

Storage

Grape tomatoes are best when stored at room temperature out of direct sunlight or in the refrigerator crisper in a plastic clamshell or paper bag. Tomatoes may be stored up to 5 days, but may have the best flavor when eaten within the first 3 days.

Preparation

Rinse tomatoes before slicing or eating. Grape tomatoes can be rinsed in a colander with cool running water or washed individually. Place on a clean paper towel to dry.

Nutrition Benefits

Low calorie, very low in fat, cholesterol free, sodium free and a good source of fiber. Grape tomatoes contain lycopene, vitamins A & C as well as other vitamins and minerals.

Health Benefits

  • Grape tomatoes are a good source of fiber. One cup contains 16% of the daily value. Eat up! Fiber is an important nutrient for your heart and your digestive tract.
  • Grape tomatoes have vitamins A and C. Vitamin A supports eye, bone, and skin health and protects against infection. Vitamin C is needed by the body for healing. It works as a powerful antioxidant that supports a healthy immune system and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other disease-related conditions.
  • Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which is a valuable antioxidant with health-protecting effects.

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