Tomatoes are a healthy and versatile fruit consumed throughout the world. They contain numerous antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Tomatoes are also relatively low in calories.
Tomatoes contain high concentrations of vitamin C, biotin, vitamin K, copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, folate, vitamin B-3 and vitamin E. They also contain high amounts of fiber, which is necessary for healthy digestion. Plus, tomatoes have a low glycemic index and do not cause a person's blood sugar to rise or drop dramatically throughout the day. Tomatoes also contain a variety of antioxidants and phytonutrients such as flavonones, carotenoids and fatty-acid derivatives to help repair and protect the cells in the human body.