"Tomatoes keep you healthy"

Ivette Ouweleen | Project manager Retail & Innovation

Quality

Nutritional values

We wait patiently until the last tomato on the vine is ripe. And when the time is right, the vine is carefully cut from the plant. Simply bursting with flavour and nutrients! Prominent tomatoes are rich in vitamins and antioxidants so they play an important role in increasing the body’s resistance and keeping the heart and blood vessels healthy.

A tomato contains large quantities of vitamin C. Vitamin C is needed to develop connective tissue, absorb iron, and maintain your resistance. Eating tomatoes increases the body’s resistance so that you are less susceptible to viruses and bacteria. A tomato also contains few calories: only 19 calories per 100 g.

Freshness on the produce shelf

Prominent tomatoes contain many good characteristics and can be eaten in many ways: as an ingredient in a salad – or just as they are. But tomatoes are also delicious in hot dishes like soups or pasta sauces. Our tomatoes contain the most nutrients immediately after harvest. That’s why our logistics process is aimed at getting them onto the produce shelf as soon as possible. And did you know that cooked tomatoes are more nutritious – and therefore even better for your health – than raw tomatoes?

Nutritional values for tomato/100 g (Brioso tomato)

Protein 0.8 g/100 g
Fat 0.1 g/100 g
Total carbohydrates 3.47 g/100 g
Sugars 3.31 g/100 g
Sugars
Fructose 1.78 g/100 g
Galactose <0.10 g/100 g
Glucose 1.53 g/100 g
Lactose <0.10 g/100 g
Maltose <0.10 g/100 g
Saccharose <0.10 g/100 g
Fibre 1.4 g/100 g
Energy (kJ) 88 kJ/100 g
Energy (kcal) 21 kcal/100 g
Sodium <0.002 g/100 g

Lycopene

27 mg/kg

source: Analytical report, NutriControl 19 May 2016

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