How many calories in a tomato?

Elena Melnichenko
Elena Melnichenko
March 25, 2015
How many calories in a tomato?

A tomato is a vegetable that is used during the preparation of various dishes: it can be used both fresh and after heat treatment (cooking, roasting or stewing).

If you watch your diet, then you should know how many calories in a tomato.

Fresh vegetable

Fresh tomatoes, not subject to processing, contain from 14 to 19 kcal per 100 grams of product, while a smaller amount is contained in greenhouse vegetables, and a large amount is in ground vegetables. The color of a tomato does not really affect its calorie content, since a green tomato also contains up to 20 kcal per 100 grams.

If it is necessary to find out the caloric content of one tomato, then everything depends on the size of the vegetable: an average tomato with a diameter of 5, 5 cm (approximately 75 grams) can contain up to 14 kcal, and a large tomato with a diameter of 6, 5 cm - 19 kcal (in this case may be from 100 to 115 grams).

Salty Tomato

Low-calorie is also a salty tomato. 100 grams of the product contains about 20 kcal, which is not much more than the calorie content of fresh vegetables.

Tomato in various dishes

If a tomato is subjected to heat treatment, that is, it is fried, boiled or steamed, the number of calories automatically increases. For example, roasted tomatoes can contain up to 60 kcal per 100 grams of product.

Tomato paste may consist of 100 kcal, and tomato puree - from 63 kcal, if no additional ingredients (carrot, onion) were added. Otherwise, the calories of tomatoes, you must add the calories of all the ingredients that make up the dish.

In addition, the tomato is a good diuretic, so they are well absorbed by people with diseases of the bladder and kidneys.