Juicy, sweet and citric, tamarillo or tree tomato is a small oval-shaped fruit
1. Yellow and gold variety contains more vitamin A and carotenes than red varieties. However, red variety has more anthocyanin pigments. In addition,they are a good source of carotenes, and xanthins. These compounds are known to possess antioxidant properties and, together with vitamin
A, are essential for visual health. Further, vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural vegetables and fruits rich in flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
2. Tree tomato is the average source of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together, these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the body.
3. They are indeed very good source of electrolyte, potassium. 100 g fresh fruit has 321 mg or 7% of this mineral. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus, counters the bad influences of sodium. In addition, the fruit contains a small amount of minerals such as copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and iron.