Tomatoes

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Nutritional Benefits: 

A rich red nutrition

Earthbound Farm Organic Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins C and A, and a good source of vitamin K and potassium. This summer vegetable gets its bright red color from an antioxidant called lycopene.  While more evidence is needed, research links lycopene to a number of potential health benefits when eaten as part of a low-fat, heart-healthy diet. Tomato products account for 85% of the lycopene in Americans’ diets, and cooking tomatoes converts the lycopene into a form that’s easier for the body to use. 

Tomatoes are also packed with vitamin C, which promotes wound healing, supports the immune system, and aids in skin health. Vitamin C also has antioxidant properties that, as part of a healthy diet, may play a role in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases. And vitamin C helps the body absorb plant-based iron — try adding juicy sliced tomatoes to a fresh spinach salad to maximize your iron absorption.

 

Why choose organic tomatoes?

Cherry tomatoes are #11 (and other tomatoes are #32) on the Environmental Working Group's “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce,” a list of produce that carries the most pesticide residues when grown conventionally. So choosing organic tomatoes makes good sense to help keep synthetic chemicals out of your diet — especially for children, whose growing bodies are so much more susceptible to environmental chemical exposures than adults’.  

Every Earthbound tomato variety is raised without toxic synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, using sustainable farming methods that protect the environment and help keep pesticides out of our soil, air, water, and food supply. Organic food is the healthiest choice for people and the planet — and we think organic tomatoes taste better, too!

WhatsOnMyFood.org from the Pesticide Action Network shows you searchable results for tomatoes and a wide range of other organic and conventional foods. It’s an easy-to-use and empowering tool for learning about pesticide residues and their health effects for all of us.

Tomatoes Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts: 
Nutrition FactFact Amount
Serving Size
1 medium, (148 g)
Calories
27
Protein
1 g
Total Fat
0 g
Carbohydrates
6 g
Fiber
2 g
ORAC Score (antioxidant rating)
179/100g
EWG Rank (pesticide residues)
11
Vitamins & Minerals % Daily Value
Category Nutrients: 
NutrientNutrient Amount
Vitamin C
34% - Excellent Source
Vitamin A
25%- Excellent Source
Vitamin K
15% - Good Source
Potassium
10%- Good Source
Manganese
8%
Fiber
7%
Folate
6%
Vitamin B6
6%
Copper
4%
Magnesium
4%
Niacin (vitamin B3)
4%
Phosphorus
4%
Thiamin (vitamin B1)
4%
Vitamin E
4%
Calcium
2%
Iron
2%
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
2%
Pantothenic Acid
1%
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