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How much does an average tomato weigh?

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According to TomatoDirt.com, an average medium-sized tomato weighs 5 to 6 ounces. A small tomato weighs 3 or 4 ounces, and a large tomato weighs 7 ounces or more.

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While botanically, tomatoes are fruits, they are considered vegetables for most culinary purposes. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene and other nutrients. Studies have shown that consumption of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, can improve skin's ability to protect against ultraviolet rays and may even help prevent cancer. Naturally low in calories and nearly fat-free, tomatoes also contain beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K.

Tomatoes are best stored at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Refrigeration can harm a tomato's flavor.

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