Posted on 16 July 2008 by tomatocasual.com

How Many Calories are in a Tomato?

By Michelle Fabio

We all know that tomatoes are one of the healthiest foods out there, but just how healthy are they?

An average tomato has just 21 calories, and here is a quick glance at the nutritional information of a tomato, including calories, fat, carbohydrates, sugars, and of course Vitamin C:

Protein:

0.88 g

Fat:

0.2 g

Carbohydrate:

3.92 g

Sugar:

2.63 g

Calcium:

10 mg

Iron:

0.27 mg

Potassium:

237 mg

Sodium:

5 mg

Zinc:

0.17 mg

Selenium:

0 microgram

Vitamin C:

12.7 mg

With numbers like these, it is easy to see why tomatoes should be part of your diet.

So have you had a tomato today?

Source: Fit and Trim UK

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5 Responses to “How Many Calories are in a Tomato?”

  1. tomatocasual.com Nancy Bond Says:

    So have you had a tomato today?

    I haven’t, but I will. :) Thanks for the info — I’ve always known they were the dieter’s friend.

  2. tomatocasual.com michelle Says:

    I’ve had my tomato today Nancy…probably another one later too ;)

    Enjoy!

  3. tomatocasual.com mitch Says:

    I\’ve had my tomato today Nancy…I cut up a whole tomato and throw it in the blender with 8 oz of orange juice….sometimes I will throw in half a carrot or a couple of strawberries just to change it up a little.

  4. tomatocasual.com Jen Says:

    i love tomatoes eat at least 2 everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. tomatocasual.com Michelle Says:

    I didn’t have a full tomato, but I did have a few slices (About 5-6) a few minutes ago for a quick, barely-any-calorie snack.
    They are so yummy! Today I just had plain slices, but I love to put a bit of pepper on them for a little bit of a bite to it. So yummy! :)

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