One of the best parts about Cherry Tomatoes is that you can eat a whole lot of them for very little calories. Cherry Tomatoes have great finger food appeal and generally taste much better than whole tomatoes. Personally I have never liked Tomatoes but recently started to like them because of the added nutritional value and the low calories. Believe it or not, for every pound, there is only a hundred calories in Cherry Tomatoes. That’s very few calories for a lot of food.
Cherry Tomato nutrition facts
Here are some general nutrition facts on tomatoes.
- Excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K
- Very good source of molybdenum, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, chromium, and vitamin B1.
- Good source of vitamin B6, folate, copper, niacin, vitamin B2, magnesium, iron, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, vitamin E and protein.
- Red varieties are especially rich in the most powerful antioxidant lycopene. Studies have shown that lycopene protects against prostate cancer and skin damage from UV rays.