Tomato attributes

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Medicinal Benefits

Additionally, Monterosa tomatoes have many medicinal properties. Amongst the health benefits of tomatoes, one can highlight its vision improvements. Monterosa tomatoes are also good for intestinal health and they help improve blood pressure. They are good for diabetes problems, skin diseases and urinary tract infections. All these, make tomatoes a really healthy choice in order to help prevent heart problems as well as proven properties to contribute to the prevention of cancer.

Due to its complete range of properties, dieticians and nutritionists often recommend tomatoes in cholesterol control dietary programs as well as weight reduction plans.

It has been discovered that antioxidants which are present in tomatoes can protect against cancers such as colon, prostate, breast, endometrium, lung and pancreatic tumours. Total ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) in this plant is 367 µmol TE/100g.

Antioxidant

Lycopene, a flavonoid antioxidant is a unique phytochemical compound that can be found in tomatoes. Red fruit varieties tend to have more of this antioxidant. Together with carotenoids, lycopene might help protect cells and other structures of the human body from harmful oxygen free radicals. Studies show that lycopene protects the skin from ultraviolet rays (UV) and, therefore, it provides a defence against skin cancer.

Zea-xanthine is another flavonoid compound that abounds this plant. Zea-xanthine helps protect the eyes from the “macula caused by macular degenerative age-related disease” (AMD) in the elderly by filtering harmful ultraviolet rays.

Mineral Source

Monterosa tomatoes are a source of potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. They also provide a high amount of B-type vitamins (B1, B2, B5) and mostly C and A-type vitamins. Amongst the properties of tomatoes, we can highlight its protective effect against cardiovascular diseases. This brand of pink tomato is a rich source of antioxidants.

Vitamin Blast

It contains high levels of vitamin A and flavonoid antioxidants such as A and beta-carotene, xanthines and lutein. Together, these pigment compounds have been shown to have antioxidant properties and are involved in night vision, keeping a healthy mucosa as well as a healthy skin and bones. The consumption of rich-in-flavonoids fresh vegetables and fruits is known to help protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Moreover, they are also a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C (providing 21% of the daily recommended consumption levels per each 100 g). Consuming rich in vitamin C foods help the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge free radical damage.

Fresh tomatoes are rich in potassium. 100 g contain 237 mg of potassium and only 5 mg of sodium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure caused by sodium. In addition, tomatoes contain average levels of B-type vitamins such as folate, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and some essential minerals like iron, calcium, manganese and other trace elements.

 

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