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.
A cup of cherry tomatoes contains 27 calories.
If you're under the age of 50, you need 1.3 milligrams of
vitamin B-6 per day, and after 50 you should get 1.5 to 1.7 milligrams
of the essential vitamin. A 1-cup serving of cherry tomatoes provides
0.11 milligrams toward these goals. Vitamin B-6 helps your body
metabolize protein and supports cognitive development and brain
function. The nutrient aids in producing red blood cells and immune
function as well.
A 1-cup serving of cherry tomatoes supplies 63 micrograms of
the 700 micrograms of vitamin A women need each day and the 900
micrograms men require on a daily basis. Vitamin A keeps your eyes
working properly. You might have an increased resistance to age-related
macular degeneration when you get sufficient amounts of vitamin A,
according to the National Institutes of Health
Office of Dietary Supplements. The vitamin aids your body in producing
white blood cells and keeps your heart, lungs and kidneys working
Cherry tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that lowers
your risk of certain diseases caused by cellular damage. A 2000 article
published in the "Canadian Medical Association
Journal" notes that lycopene can decrease your risk of cardiovascular
disease and cancer. Cherry tomatoes can have more far-reaching health
benefits as well. The compounds in cherry tomatoes might offer
protection against osteoporosis, skin damage caused by ultraviolet light
and brain disorders, according to a 2010 article published in the
"American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine."
Our cherry tomatoes are organic tomatoes and are ready. All our organic are picked by us and are not pick your own. These must be called in or request while here picking your own. They have a very tasty sweat flavor.
Our cherry tomatoes are low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and
Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol),
Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper,
and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin
K, Potassium and Manganese.
The better you eat when it comes to fruits and vegetables,, the less likely you are to develop many medical
problems. TN Produce offers locally grown products that is vital for your every day function. Green onions, also known as
scallions or spring onions, contain a wide variety of health-enhancing
compounds like vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Use them raw in
salads or cook them with other vegetables in stir-fries or sautes for an
extra boost of nutrition.
A single, 12-gram green onion stalk contains nearly 20
micrograms of vitamin K and 1.6 milligrams of vitamin C. For a healthy
adult man, this supplies 16 percent of his recommended daily allowance
of vitamin K and nearly 2 percent of his vitamin C RDA. For a woman, a
green onion stalk provides 22 percent of her daily vitamin K and 2.1
percent of her vitamin C. Both vitamins K and C are crucial for the
growth, development and maintenance of strong bones. If your diet lacks these vitamins, you may be more likely to develop osteoporosis or to suffer from bone fractures.
The body needs vitamin A to produce rhodopsin, the protein in
the eyes that allows retinal receptors to absorb light. People whose
diets don't include enough vitamin A can develop night blindness and
other vision disorders, including corneal ulcers. A green onion stalk
contains 24 micrograms of vitamin A in the form of provitamin A
carotenoid compounds that the body converts to retinol, the active form
of the vitamin. This amount of vitamin A fulfills 2.6 percent of a man's
required daily intake and 3.4 percent of a woman's.
The vitamin C and vitamin A found in foods like green onions
both have strong antioxidant properties, reports the University of
Maryland Medical Center. This means the vitamins can help prevent DNA
and cellular tissue damage by inhibiting the activity of free radical
compounds. A diet rich in foods with a high antioxidant concentration --
primarily fruits and vegetables -- is linked to a decreased risk of
heart disease. Vitamin C may also help prevent high blood pressure,
which, in turn, can lower your risk of heart disease.
Immune System Health
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research and
the Linus Pauling Institute, onions like green onions are a rich source
of phytochemicals, especially flavonoid compounds such as quercetin and
anthocyanins. These particular phytochemical compounds are naturally
occurring plant chemicals that may support the function of the immune
system. A 2001 study published in the "American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition" reported that flavonoids may also help prevent cancer by
inhibiting xanthine oxidase, an enzyme that produces free radicals that
can damage DNA and cellular tissue.