Cherry tomato

Cherry tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme) , also known as Lycopersicon lycopersicum var. cerasiforme Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme, is scientifically classified as Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order: Solanales Family: Solanaceae Genus: Solanum Species: S. lycopersicum Variety: cerasiforme.

A cherry tomato is a rounded, small fruited tomato thought to be an intermediate genetic admixture between wild currant-type tomatoes and domesticated garden tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes range in size from a thumbtip up to the size of a golf ball, and can range from being spherical to slightly oblong in shape.

Health Benefits

Cherry tomatoes are miniature versions of traditional beefsteak tomatoes, but they are equally as nutritious. In addition to the 1.3 grams of protein, 1.8 grams of fiber and 20 milligrams of vitamin C in 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, you also get a healthy dose of other vitamins and minerals essential for good health.

Nutrient Facts

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy   75kj
Dietary fiber   1.2g
Carbohydrates   3.9g
Sugars   2.6g
Fat   0.2g
Protein   0.8g
Calcium 1% 14.9mg
Copper 4%  0.1mg
Iron 2% 0.4mg
Magnesium 4% 16.4mg
Manganese 8% 0.2mg
Phosphorus 4% 35.8mg
Potassium 10% 353mg
Sodium 0%  7.5mg
Zinc 2%  0.3mg
Vitamin A IU % 833mg
Vitamin A equivalent 0% 0mg
Beta-Carotene 0% 0mg
B1 - Thiamine 4% 0.055mg
B2 - Riboflavin 2% 0.024mg
B3 - Niacin 4% 0.9mg
B5 - Pantothenic acid 1% 0.06mg
B6 - Vitamin 6% 0.1mg
B9 - Folate 6% 15mg
Vitamin C 26% 20.4mg
Vitamin E 3% 0.5mg
Vitamin K 10% 7.9mg
Choline 0% 6.7mg
Betaine   0.1mg
Other constituents    
Water   141
Fluoride   3.4

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