NUTRITION

Regular high consumption of fruits and vegetables is recommended as part of healthy eating. Studies have shown that high intake of lycopene-containing vegetables is inversely associated with the incidence of certain types of cancer.

Lycopene is a proven antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which may damage the body's cells.

Lycopene levels in the blood may be associated with reduced incidence of prostate, digestive tract, breast, lung and cervical cancer as well as cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration - the most common form of blindness for elderly people in the western world.

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LYCOPENE CONTENT

Product Lycopene (mg/100g)* Serving Size** Lycopene (mg/serving)
Tomato 3.0 148 g (1 med.) 4.5

* USDA-NCC Carotenoid Database for U.S. Foods 1998
** FDA Reference Amounts; Guidelines for Voluntary Nutrition Labeling of Raw Fruit, Vegetables and Fish


TOMATOES

Serving Size (g) 148 (1 med.)
Total calories 35 35
Calories from fat 0
Total fat (g) 0.5
Sodium (mg) 5
Potassium (mg) 360
Total carbohydrates (g) 7
Dietary fiber (g) 1
Sugars (g) 4
Protein (g) 1
% DV Vitamin A * 20
% DV Vitamin C * 40
% DV Calcium 2
% DV Iron 2


* Percent daily values (DV) are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Produce Marketing Association

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