CHERRY TOMATO

Cherry tomatoes are bite-sized bags of deliciousness. Even people who don’t like tomatoes are unlikely to have any objections to them because: a. they are small b. they are too good to look at when put on a plate. But is that all that is to them? Of course not.

What are cherry tomatoes?

In simple words, these are tomatoes that are the size of cherries. It was possibly created by intermixing wild, currant-type tomatoes with the domestic varieties. This domestication can be traced back to Mexico. They have been popular in the Americas, and were savoured in USA since the early 20th century.

Nutritional value of cherry tomatoes

The small cherry tomato packs a big punch nutrition wise. Cherry tomatoes are rich in vitamin E. It is also rich in a host of B vitamins like folate, niacin and B6. All these vitamins are vital for our overall health. Deficiency of niacin or B3 is linked to anaemia and fatigue and is linked with overall malnutrition. Vitamin B6 is used for making enzymes and is essential for amino acid metabolism. Folate deficiency can lead to anaemia. Women wishing to conceive, pregnant women and lactating mothers must include folate in their diet. Cherry tomatoes also contain magnesium- which is essential for all living organisms. It is used to synthesize more than 300 enzymes, and form the building blocks of DNA and RNA. It also contain phosphorus, vitamin A and vitamin C.

Why are cherry tomatoes good for you?

Cherry tomatoes contain a host of nutrients. Vitamin E and vitamin C help with tissue repair and fight free radical damage. Deficiency of niacin or B3 is linked to anaemia and fatigue and is linked with overall malnutrition. Vitamin B6 is used for making enzymes and is essential for amino acid metabolism. Folate deficiency can lead to anaemia. Women wishing to conceive, pregnant women and lactating mothers must include folate in their diet. Magnesium is used to synthesize more than 300 enzymes, and form the building blocks of DNA and RNA. Overall, cherry tomatoes are great for you and your taste buds.

How to eat cherry tomatoes?

Now that you know how great cherry tomatoes are, you must be eager to get them regularly. Cherry tomatoes are great because you can eat them raw- and even keep popping them now and then like grapes.

Cherry tomatoes are good for salads, that you can whip up easily. All you need are halved cherry tomatoes, crumbled mozzarella or feta cheese, salt, black pepper and some extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on it. Mix thoroughly, let it sit for 10 minutes, and you have a delicious salad that you can easily pack and have any time of the day. 

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