Cherry tomatoes have many of the same health benefits as the beefsteak tomato, which is the full-size tomato they are most closely related to. Cherry tomatoes are available in many shapes and colors, but are most commonly red or golden yellow. Other varieties include pink, ivory, purple, and even black cherry tomatoes.
Cherry tomatoes are particularly high in Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. They also contain substantial amounts of protein and have a high fiber content.
These nutritional values have a number of health benefits. Vitamin B6 helps improve blood flow and increases immune function, and Vitamin A benefits the eyes, heart, lungs, and kidneys. Some studies have also shown cherry tomatoes to prevent bone disease such as osteoporosis as well as skin damage.
Cherry tomatoes can be preserved by freezing, and it’s incredibly easy to do! Unlike most vegetables, they don’t have to be blanched before freezing. In fact, the only thing you need to do before popping them in the freezer is wash and dry them.
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