Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum) has more than 100 of varieties all over the world with different size (1⁄2–4 inch in width), shape, taste and colors. Among all of them, Grape tomato is a very popular species because of its bite-size, sweetness and delicious flavor. Nutrients in grape tomatoes are nearly same as other tomatoes.
Grape tomatoes are Southeast Asian origin, bite-size and typical grape or oblong, oval-like shape. First introduced in the 1990s. It’s favorite for salads and snacking for its sweet taste. These tomatoes are meaty, less watery and crunchy with thicker skins. Worldwide dozens of different color varieties (Red, Orange, Yellow, Brown, Green and so on) are available of grape tomatoes. But red one is very popular to Americans for different recipes.
Nutritional Value in Grape Tomatoes
Grape tomatoes are a good source of calories, protein and carbohydrate. Every 100gm grape tomatoes provide 35.3 calories. Grape tomatoes are cholesterol free. It contains lycopene and zero saturated fat. Based on a 2,000 calorie diet 100gm grape tomato can provide 7% potassium (294.1mg), 7.1g carbohydrates, Vitamin A 158.8μg (18%), Vitamin C 47.6mg (80%) and Iron 0.2mg.
Nutrients in grape tomatoes for a Serving Size of 100 grams are –
Saturated Fat 0g
Potassium 294.1mg (07%)
Net carbs 5.9g
Fiber 1.2g (05%)
Vitamin A 158.8μg (18%)
Vitamin C 47.6mg (80%)
Iron 0.2mg (03%)
*** The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Health Benefits of Grape Tomatoes
Eating grape tomatoes and its different foodstuffs may improve digestive tract and lower the risk of heart diseases. Because grape tomatoes provides 16% fiber of daily diet (based on 2000 calories), which are an important nutrient to improve heart health and digestive tract.
Among all nutrients in grape tomatoes lycopene is noteworthy, a very powerful antioxidant. Usually people takes supplement for lycopene. It can protects skin from sunburn and lower the risk of certain types of cancer.
Grape tomatoes are one of the best source of vitamin A and C. Vitamin A has enormous health benefits including protects eyes from night blindness and age-related problem, support bone health, protects against infection, and promotes healthy growth and reproduction. Vitamin C, ascorbic acid is needed for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It plays an important role for enhancing brain function and reduce the risks of all cardiovascular diseases.
Grape tomatoes are rich in potassium, helps heartbeat stay regular, regulate fluid balance, helps to prevent muscle contractions and ensures proper nerve signals.
Other nutrients in grape tomatoes like carbs and protein plays important roles in human body.
Side effect of tomatoes
Eating tomatoes regularly is good for health because nutrients in grape tomatoes helps better functioning of your body. But consuming excessive amounts of tomatoes may lead lycopenemia. Even, excess consumption of tomatoes may cause allergic reactions, including severe mouth and throat irritation, but it’s very rare.