Red Tomato Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Red Tomato.


There are 22 calories in Red Tomato.


Nutrition Facts
Red Tomato
Serving Size:


medium whole (2-3/5″ dia) (123 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 2.2
Calories 22

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.3 grams

Saturated Fat 0 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 0 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 6.2 milligrams

Potassium 292 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 4.8 grams

Dietary Fiber 1.5 grams

Sugars 3.2 grams
Protein 1.1 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 20 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 6 minutes
Running (6mph) 2 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 3 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What are red tomatoes?

Red tomatoes are the ones that you will see most commonly. Red tomato varieties include commonly known varieties like: Better Boy. Early Girl. Beefsteak.

What is tomato red colour called?

Lycopenethe red carotenoid

Lycopenethe red carotenoid is synthesized as a result of the breakdown of chlorophyll, and it is a reason for the red colour in ripe tomatoes.

Why is tomato red?

As the tomato ripens, its colour starts to change from green to yellow and then eventually to red. This is due to the breakdown of chlorophyll, which in turn synthesises a red carotenoid (another pigment group), lycopene. When ripe, the carotenoid can easily be seen as the dominant colour of the tomato, ie red.

Who gives me the colour red tomato?

Tomatoes appear red in colour due to the presence of the pigment lycopene but at the early stage of a tomato ,it appears green in colour.

Are green and red tomatoes the same?

They have a uniformly pale green color and taste more tart and acidic than ripe red tomatoes. For the most part, when you hear the term “green tomatoes” or see it on a restaurant menu, it usually refers to unripe red tomatoes, which have an entirely different taste and texture than when ripe.

What is the difference between yellow tomatoes and red tomatoes?

Yellow tomatoes have more niacin and folate; red tomatoes have more vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid, and so on. But there is one significant nutrient, reported in some studies to be a powerful antioxidant that may help prevent cancer, that is found in red tomatoes but not in others: lycopene.

How do tomatoes turn red?

When the fruits are green, they get this color from chlorophyll. When they progress from maturity to ripening, they produce a naturally-occurring hormone called ethylene. The ethylene initiates the ripening process, triggering the fruit to start turning red and also to soften.

When green tomatoes turn red then?

Hint: When green tomatoes turn red they denote the ripening process. They have organelles when they are green, which assists in the photosynthesis process. They give rise to non-green colored plastids during their transformation into the red.