Cherry tomatoes are a great snack choice because they are small, tasty and provide important nutrients. Tomatoes are low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They’re also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium and Manganese.
Good-quality cherry tomatoes will be firm, smooth-skinned and be at least pink in color. Tomatoes that are partially green will ripen if left at room temperature.
Avoid product that is too soft, wrinkled or that has broken skin. Tomatoes with a green blush will ripen, but avoid product with blotchy green or brown areas
Cherry tomatoes are perfect for dipping. However, make sure to choose healthy dipping sauces that are low in fat, sugar and calories. My favorite dipping sauces are made by Walden Farms. They are made from the world’s finest aged vinegars, dozens of fresh ground herbs and spices, natural flavors and ice cold, triple filtered water. They are all calorie free, sugar-free and fat-free!
- Serving: 1 tomato (0.6 oz)
- Calories: 5
- Fat: 0g
- Carbs: 1g
- Protein: 0g