“Tomatoes are rich in various antioxidants, including lycopene, which gives them their red color and offers several health benefits,” says Trista Best, MPH, RD, a consultant with Balance One Supplements based in Georgia. She also notes that tomatoes contain some vitamin Cpotassiumvitamin A, and folate.


The tomato, a culinary staple and nutritional powerhouse, is a versatile fruit prized for its juicy texture, tangy-sweet flavor, and vibrant color. Whether enjoyed raw in salads, sandwiches, and salsas or cooked into sauces, soups, and stews, tomatoes add depth and richness to a wide array of dishes. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like lycopene, tomatoes offer numerous health benefits, including supporting heart health, boosting immunity, and promoting healthy skin.