What is a Nutrient Dense Tomato?

Nutritionally a tomato is a tomato right? Wrong! A tomato, like all produce is a product of its environment. Because environments are so different the nutritional profile of a tomato is varied. Unlike widgets on an assembly line, tomatoes vary in their nutritional profile. They are unique.

The USDA has created and maintains a food Nutrient Database. This is the data used to create food labels. Indirectly, it also helps perpetuate a myth--a myth that says foods are basically standardized. In other words a tomato is a tomato is a tomato. This is not true and I will prove it to you in this article.

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