Folks, tomatoes are a fruit that is considered as a vegetable by countless people around the world in general and by many nutritions in particular. Technically, rather one should say botanically, the fruit has a ripened flower ovary and contains seeds. The reason why tomatoes along with green beans and pumpkins are devised as a vegetable by many veteran nutritions as far as its culinary use is concerned. It is also regarded as edible berries. Perhaps this is the reason tomatoes are so much used in cooking and food as they have multi-dimensional nature. You would hardly find any other exception in fresh fruits and vegetables besides tomatoes. In this particular blog, we will discuss that three reasons as to you must never miss tomatoes in your food.
Unique taste and types of Tomatoes:
Tomatoes are unique as they are a noticeable source of “umami” taste (a.k.a. monosodium glutamate is among the five basic tastes including sour, bitter, sweet, and salty) or flavor. This is the reason why many people from the different parts of the world consider it worth eating raw to have this amazing taste like a fruit. There are various types of tomatoes that are available in the market like tomato datterino, tiger tomatoes, green tomatoes, red tomatoes, tomato cherry, tomato beef, tomato kumato, tomato bunch, and more.
Countless Culinary uses of tomatoes:
In many parts of the world like South Asia, the Middle East and more the demand for tomatoes is continuous. People want this vegetable to make it an essential ingredient of their food, every day. These can be eaten raw, steamed stir-fried, baked, and more. Different types of sauces, ketchup, and chutneys are frequently made of tomatoes by various big food brands in the world and consequently, these are sold like hotcakes. These are particularly cooked in various dishes like soups, pizzas, desi, continental foods, and more.
Auxiliary Health Benefits:
Raw tomatoes (100 g) contain 18 kcalories. As many as 3.9 g carbohydrates, 2.6g sugar, 1.2g dietary fibers, and 0.2g fat are present in it. And at the same time, many important nutrients and minerals are found in it. Consequently, various health advantages are also attached to it. For example, it is vitamin K, 08% of Daily Value (DV). Moreover, it has Vitamin B6 06% of Daily Value and a decent amount of vitamin E & C. Along with it, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and many more are found in it. Interestingly, they are very good for the proper functioning of our eyes. Also, they are conducive for our heart’s health, boosts digestive processing, and enhance immunity.