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The homeland of tomato, whose family is from eggplant, is known as Central and South America. The tomato, which is the fruit of a tomato plant, is an edible plant and is one of the main elements of the vegetable group in our country.


Tomato classified as a vegetable in America in 1893 is actually a type of fruit.
After the discovery of America, tomato gained public awareness and its production increased.
Tomato was first grown by a farmer named Thomas Jefferson, but people believed that this fruit was poisonous because of its color, avoiding eating tomatoes.
European people named this plant "love fruit" because they believe that tomato has a romantic feature.
Being the most consumed vegetable in our country, tomato contains many vitamins that are considered useful for our body in terms of its high antioxidant properties. The most important health benefits of tomatoes is that the “lycopene” component in its content provides the vegetable with a red color. Tomatoes contain high levels of vitamin C. In addition to vitamin C, it also contains vitamin E and carotene.

Tomato is the number one fighter of osteoporosis disease and is one of the most important foods that support our health for problems such as heart disease and vascular occlusion. Tomatoes are one of the foods that should be consumed for cancer diseases. Lycopene in the body of tomato provides antioxidant, which is of high importance for the heart, in cardiovascular diseases and significantly supports the recovery of the heart and vascular patients.

Tomatoes also overcome tasks such as protecting blood cells in terms of providing our bodies with vitamin E and C. In recent studies, it has been stated that tomato has a cholesterol lowering feature and it is important that cholesterol patients consume tomatoes as much as possible.

Tomato is a vegetable suitable for consumption thanks to its content that prevents blood clotting. Tomatoes also have positive effects on women who have gone through menopause. These effects prevent bone tissue change. The use of tomatoes in prostate disease in men reduces the risk of this disease turning into prostate cancer. The ingredient named alpha tomatin in the tomato suppresses the production of cells that cause prostate cancer, so the importance of tomato consumption comes from here.

During the researches carried out for prostate cancer, the structure of tomato that prevents bad cell formation for lung cancer has been handled and it has been confirmed that individuals with lung cancer can also consume tomatoes frequently. Tomatoes contain vitamins B1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and B6 as well as vitamins A, E and C. Phosphorus, magnesium, iron and potassium minerals are other important elements in the content of tomato.

For every individual who tries to lose weight by dieting, tomato consumption comes first. The main reason for this is that the tomato has a very low calorie.

One medium-sized tomato has a very low calorie of 22 calories and meets 20% of vitamin A and 26% of vitamin C, which should be taken daily. The juice of tomato is also suitable for the consumption of dieters. Tomato juice gives a long-term feeling of satiety and adapts to your diet.

Vitamin A, one of the most important vitamins for eye health, is abundant in tomato, so the consumption of tomatoes reduces the risk of vision impairment very little. Vitamin A directly affects the eyes and ensures a very good viewing angle, even in low light.

Individuals with eye disease called Macular Degeneration consume tomatoes, allowing them to minimize this disease.

The tomato, which has the feature of renewing the skin, supports the production of collagen and provides the skin to have a flexible structure.
Tomato is anti-aging with its antioxidant feature.
Tomatoes also reduce blood sugar pressure to the lowest level.
Offering richness in Vitamin A, tomatoes strengthen our hair from root to tip and give the hair a natural look that comes spontaneously.
People who consume tomatoes in terms of containing carotenoids and flavonoids are less affected by the sun's UV rays than people who do not.
Individuals who consume tomatoes without seeds have a low risk of kidney and gallstone formation.
Tomatoes containing flavonoids and carotenoids minimize the risk of inflammation in abundant consumption with this feature.

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