Nutrients.....Vitaminc C, E, biotin, beta-carotene, folate, calcium, chlorine, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc.
Tomatoes cleanse and soothe the liver, the body's principal organ of detoxification.
Lycopene, an antioxidant found in large quantities in cooked tomatoes, is thought to be particularly useful in the prevention pf prostate cancer.
Tomatoes are rich in salicylates, naturally occurring compinds that are associated with lowered risk of heart disease.
Their high water content hydrates the digestive system and improves its function, especially when they are eaten raw. They also contain all the antioxidant vitamins...C and E and beta-carotene., plus the mineral zinc, fortifying the immune system against aging and infection and lowering the risk of disease.
Tomatoes should be avoided by anyone who suffers from inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, and in some cases people who have asthma or bronchitis.