Tomato

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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