Tomatoes are available fresh and canned for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose tomatoes with bright, shiny skins and firm flesh. 

Varieties to Explore
Green Tomato 
Canned diced tomato
Canned stewed tomato 

Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Very low in sodium, Low in calories, High in vitamin C 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Tomatoes are fat free.

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Tomatoes are very low in sodium. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Tomatoes are very low in sodium. 
  • Tomatoes, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Tomatoes contains no saturated fat or cholesterol.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Tomatoes are high in vitamin C 


Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight,
for use within 1 week after ripe. Tomatoes taste best if not refrigerated; refrigerate only if you can’t use them before they spoil.


Seeding Tomatoes

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Tomatoes 

Check out our tomato recipes!


Presence in Ethnic Cuisines  
African / Cuban, Puerto Rican / Latino / Mediterranean 


Social Media Posts 

#TipoftheDayTry adding diced tomatoes, cucumbers and onions to your turkey-dogs. @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

#TipoftheDay: Boil diced or crushed tomatoes in a veggie or chicken broth for the base of a homemade tomato soup! Add fresh herbs and spices to make your own unique recipe. @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

#DYK There are 25,000 varieties of tomatoes such as beefsteak, cherry, & plum? @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Canned tomatoes are the perfect addition to soup bases for added flavor and texture. Try this Zesty Tomato Soup: @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Short on time for dinner? Canned tomatoes are ready to use! Chopped garlic + olive oil + canned tomatoes + fresh basil = quick pomadoro! @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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