How many calories are in cherry tomatoes?


Quick Answer

A serving size of five raw cherry tomatoes contains 20 calories. It also contains 4 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram each of fiber and protein, and 2 grams of sugar.

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Cherry tomatoes, like all tomato varieties, provide a host of nutritional benefits. Tomatoes contain all three potent antioxidants: beta-carotene, vitamin E and vitamin C. They are also rich in potassium and lycopene, another powerful antioxidant. Tomatoes are naturally fat free, cholesterol free and low in fat.

Cherry tomatoes may be eaten raw by the handful or drizzled with vinaigrette and added to salads, stir-fries and soups. They are best used within one week of purchasing, and they retain their flavor and nutrition better if not refrigerated.

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