“They [tomatoes] are high in lycopene. Lycopene is a phytochemical found in tomatoes (and fruit such as watermelon and pink grapefruit) that has potent antioxidant properties. Some studies have suggested lycopene may help decrease the risk of prostate cancerwhile working in concert with other nutrients.
Tomatoes are also high in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and fiber. One medium tomato is approximately 95 percent water and has 22 calories. One cup of fresh tomatoes provides more than 57 percent of the daily value for vitamin C, 22 percent of the daily value for vitamin A and almost 8 percent of the daily value for fiber.”So whether you’re still studying certified nursing assistant courses or taking medical office assistant training, you’re sure to one day be working in a physician’s office or hospital. This seasonal knowledge about one of summer’s most beloved fruits (vegetables?) is sure to be a useful tidbit you can share with patients. Now go on out and enjoy yourself some healthy summer tomatoes too! They’re nutritious AND delicious!