Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

There are many varieties of “round” tomatoes such are the ones pictured here.  Since they are generally all sold as “tomatoes”, we have grouped them together.  The best tasting tomatoes are those that are vine ripened.  Most commercial tomatoes sold in the markets are picked just at the point when they are beginning to turn red, and then they are ripened in transit being subjected to ethylene gas just prior to delivery – as a result they never have a chance to gain their full natural flavor.  Select tomatoes that are firm and free of bruises and wrinkles.  See nutritional chart below for in-season and out of season tomatoes.

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Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, June thru October average

NDB No: 11883

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
93.76
210
0.062
Energy
kcal
21
0
 
Energy
kj
88
0
 
Protein
g
0.85
89
0.015
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.33
17
0.062
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
4.64
0
 
Fiber, total dietary
g
1.1
0
 
Ash
g
0.42
17
0.025
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
5
135
0.328
Iron, Fe
mg
0.45
137
0.016
Magnesium, Mg
mg
11
138
0.236
Phosphorus, P
mg
24
131
0.341
Potassium, K
mg
222
143
4.456
Sodium, Na
mg
9
151
0.525
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.09
122
0.012
Copper, Cu
mg
0.074
149
0.002
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.105
136
0.004
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.4
3
0.150
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
26.0
1
 
Thiamin
mg
0.059
156
0.001
Riboflavin
mg
0.048
156
0.002
Niacin
mg
0.628
11
0.027
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.247
6
0.122
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.080
13
0.006
Folate, total
mcg
15
16
3.102
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
Folate, food
mcg
15
16
3.102
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
15
0
 
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
Vitamin A, IU
IU
623
11
27.637
Vitamin A, RE
mcg_RE
62
0
 
Vitamin E
mg_ATE
0.380
0
 
Tocopherol, alpha
mg
0.34
1
 
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.045
0
 
14:0
g
0.000
1
 
16:0
g
0.033
1
 
18:0
g
0.013
1
 
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.050
0
 
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.002
1
 
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.049
1
 
20:1
g
0.000
1
 
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.135
0
 
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.130
1
 
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.005
1
 
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
Phytosterols
mg
7
1
 
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.006
0
 
Threonine
g
0.021
0
 
Isoleucine
g
0.020
0
 
Leucine
g
0.031
0
 
Lysine
g
0.031
0
 
Methionine
g
0.007
0
 
Cystine
g
0.011
0
 
Phenylalanine
g
0.022
0
 
Tyrosine
g
0.015
0
 
Valine
g
0.022
0
 
Arginine
g
0.021
0
 
Histidine
g
0.013
0
 
Alanine
g
0.024
0
 
Aspartic acid
g
0.118
0
 
Glutamic acid
g
0.313
0
 
Glycine
g
0.021
0
 
Proline
g
0.016
0
 
Serine
g
0.023
0
 

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14 (July 2001)

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, November thru May average

NDB No: 11882

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
93.76
210
0.062
Energy
kcal
21
0
 
Energy
kj
88
0
 
Protein
g
0.85
89
0.015
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.33
17
0.062
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
4.64
0
 
Fiber, total dietary
g
1.1
0
 
Ash
g
0.42
17
0.025
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
5
135
0.328
Iron, Fe
mg
0.45
137
0.016
Magnesium, Mg
mg
11
138
0.236
Phosphorus, P
mg
24
131
0.341
Potassium, K
mg
222
143
4.456
Sodium, Na
mg
9
151
0.525
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.09
122
0.012
Copper, Cu
mg
0.074
149
0.002
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.105
136
0.004
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.4
3
0.150
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
10.0
1
 
Thiamin
mg
0.059
156
0.001
Riboflavin
mg
0.048
156
0.002
Niacin
mg
0.628
11
0.027
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.247
6
0.122
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.080
13
0.006
Folate, total
mcg
15
16
3.102
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
Folate, food
mcg
15
16
3.102
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
15
0
 
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
Vitamin A, IU
IU
623
11
27.637
Vitamin A, RE
mcg_RE
62
0
 
Vitamin E
mg_ATE
0.380
0
 
Tocopherol, alpha
mg
0.34
1
 
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.045
0
 
14:0
g
0.000
1
 
16:0
g
0.033
1
 
18:0
g
0.013
1
 
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.050
0
 
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.002
1
 
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.049
1
 
20:1
g
0.000
1
 
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.135
0
 
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.130
1
 
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.005
1
 
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
Phytosterols
mg
7
1
 
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.006
0
 
Threonine
g
0.021
0
 
Isoleucine
g
0.020
0
 
Leucine
g
0.031
0
 
Lysine
g
0.031
0
 
Methionine
g
0.007
0
 
Cystine
g
0.011
0
 
Phenylalanine
g
0.022
0
 
Tyrosine
g
0.015
0
 
Valine
g
0.022
0
 
Arginine
g
0.021
0
 
Histidine
g
0.013
0
 
Alanine
g
0.024
0
 
Aspartic acid
g
0.118
0
 
Glutamic acid
g
0.313
0
 
Glycine
g
0.021
0
 
Proline
g
0.016
0
 
Serine
g
0.023
0
 

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14 (July 2001)

About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.

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