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TOMATO

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 small red tomato
Per Serving %Daily Value*
Calories 16
  Calories From Fat 2 g
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
  Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 4 mg 0%
Potassium 6 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 3.5 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g 4%
Sugars 2.4 g
Protein 0.8 g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 0% Iron 8%
*Percent daily values are based on a 2000-calorie diet.

Ah, the poor misunderstood tomato. Although it’s prepared and served as a vegetable, the tomato is, in fact, a fruit. Tomatoes belong to the nightshade family, which also includes potatoes (a vegetable) and eggplant (yet another perplexing fruit). Call it a fruit or a vegetable, one thing is certain: The humble tomato is a Superfood.

Tomatoes are extremely low in calories and fat and contain no cholesterol. What they do contain are nutrients—plenty of them. Tomatoes are an excellent source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins, especially vitamin C.
They are also a rich source of potassium.

Tomatoes can be found in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Hamburgers are often topped with slices of large, red beefsteak tomatoes, while egg-shaped plum tomatoes are frequently used in sauces. Other varieties include yellow, green, purple, and even striped tomatoes.

The season for growing tomatoes runs from June through September, but they are readily available in grocery stores any time of year. Whenever possible, look for tomatoes that are still on the vine, as these are the most flavorful. Firm, richly colored, fragrant tomatoes will have the most flavor.

At home, store ripe tomatoes at room temperature and use them within a few days. Keep in mind that cold temperatures rob tomatoes of their flavor, so they should never be refrigerated.

Tomatoes can be baked, broiled, fried, grilled, sautéed, stewed, or simply eaten raw in all their natural glory. They pair well with anchovies, basil, chiles, eggs, garlic, lemon, mushrooms, olives, pepper, saffron, and vinegar.

For some fresh inspiration on cooking with tomatoes, visit our latest Recipe Cards.


How Much Do You Really Know About Tomatoes?

Tomatoes may not be the most exotic fruit, but they have some colorful trivia and history attached to them. Try out these fun facts at your next dinner party:

  • According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Americans eat 22 to 24 pounds of tomatoes every year. That’s per person! More amazing? About half of that comes in the form of ketchup and tomato sauce
  • 93% of American gardeners grow tomatoes in their yards
  • China is the number 1 producer of tomatoes worldwide; the United States comes in second
  • The sunshine state of Florida grows more tomatoes than any other state
  • Historians think tomatoes originated in Peru, where their Aztec name meant
    plump thing with a navel
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Walt Disney Resort holds the record for the most tomatoes harvested from a single plant in a given year, with an astonishing 32,000 tomatoes. That’s a lot of ketchup
  • The scientific name for the tomato—Lycopersicon lycopersicum— means “wolf peach”
  • Colonial Americans grew tomatoes for their looks, but they were afraid to eat them as they feared they were poisonous
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Important Safety Information

  • Bromfed DM Cough Syrup is indicated for relief of cough and upper respiratory symptoms, including nasal congestion, associated with allergy or the common cold
  • Bromfed DM Cough Syrup is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Bromfed DM Cough Syrup should not be used in newborns, in premature infants, in nursing mothers, or in patients with severe hypertension or severe coronary artery disease. Bromfed DM Cough Syrup should not be used in patients receiving monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. Antihistamines should not be used to treat lower respiratory tract conditions including asthma
  • Especially in infants and small children, antihistamines in overdosage may cause hallucinations, convulsions, and death. Antihistamines may diminish mental alertness. In the young child, they may produce excitation
  • The most frequent adverse reactions to Bromfed DM Cough Syrup are sedation; dryness of mouth, nose, and throat; thickening of bronchial secretions; and dizziness

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