Green Tomatoes bring health benefits

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2009-08-27 15:16

Gardens have been popping up everywhere, especially with the direction the economy has been going. Red tomatoes are in short supply this year. The tomatoes are still green. This is good. It can be a real treat. Green tomatoes have many of the same health benefit that red tomatoes have.

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There are a few differences, though. A medium ripened tomato or one that is green is about 30 calories. It has about 1 to 1.5 grams of protein and 1.3 grams of fat. An excellent choice of good food. The green tomatoes also have about the same amount of beta carotene as a red tomato. Those studying the green tomato found that the chlorophyll that is in the green tomato actually causes the red color from the beta carotene to hide.

Other green tomato benefits include three times the amount of calcium as the red tomato. They also contain slightly more vitamin C than the red tomato. The red tomato, in comparison, has more folate and more potassium than the green tomato. Any way you want to eat it, you are getting great health benefits from both red and green tomatoes.

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Hey wow thanks for the amazing article. It makes very good sense and i was not having such detailed knowledge on tomatoes.

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