Indian Recipe: Index

Tomato


Indian name : tomato
Scientific name : Solanum lycopersicum
Part used : fruit

Systematic position:
Kingdom : Plantae
Subkingdom : Tracheobionta
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Subclass : Asteridae
Order : Solanales
Family : Solanaceae
Genus : Solanum
Species : S. lycopersicum

Medicinal properties & Food value: Tomato enrich with vitamin C & antioxidant (Lycopene), it is a good source of vitamin A, protein, manganese, potassium, iron etc. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant, which helps to decreases cancer and heart-disease risk. It helps to prevent prostate cancer, colon cancer. Tomato juice reduces blood clotting tendencies.

Tomato is a natural bleaching item, which helps to reduce black spot of face, sun burns.



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