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Are tomatoes a good fruit substitute?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Fruit or veg.

From a botanic standpoint, a tomato is a fruit (ovary of a flowering plant).
However from a culinary standpoint it is considered a vegetable. Tomatoes have many health benefits to include being a good source of vitamin c. When heated lycopene is produced (antioxidant that can help reduce risk of prostate cancer). It is low in calories. It can help strengthen bones and reduce cholesterol.

In brief: Fruit or veg.

From a botanic standpoint, a tomato is a fruit (ovary of a flowering plant).
However from a culinary standpoint it is considered a vegetable. Tomatoes have many health benefits to include being a good source of vitamin c. When heated lycopene is produced (antioxidant that can help reduce risk of prostate cancer). It is low in calories. It can help strengthen bones and reduce cholesterol.
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