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Cherry Tomatoes Nutrition Information

author image Nicki Wolf
Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.
Cherry Tomatoes Nutrition Information
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Cherry tomatoes are small tomatoes that range from the size of a dime to the size of a half-dollar piece. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, including red, yellow, orange, white, pink and black. These small tomatoes often have a sweeter taste than full-size tomatoes and offer several nutritional benefits.

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A serving of five cherry tomatoes contains 20 calories, the majority of which comes from carbohydrates – 80 percent. Twenty percent of the calories in a serving comes from protein, and none comes from fat as cherry tomatoes do not have any fat. While a serving of cherry tomatoes is a low-calorie snack, between-meal snacks should contain 100 to 200 calories, according to The Diet Channel. To bring a serving of these tomatoes into the ideal range, consider adding a small portion of tuna or an ounce of cheese.

Carbohydrates and Protein

Cherry tomatoes provide 4 g of carbohydrates per serving. The carbohydrates in cherry tomatoes help meet your energy needs. The Institute of Medicine suggests consuming 130 g of carbs each day. If you are an athlete or pregnant, you may need more; check with your physician to figure out the best level of carbohydrate intake. You should also consume 46 to 56 g of protein daily, although, again, this amount may vary based on lifestyle. A serving of cherry tomatoes contains less than 1 g of protein, so add protein-rich foods to your diet to meet your dietary goals.

Vitamins and Minerals

Snacking on cherry tomatoes or including them in a recipe helps you get the vitamin A you need each day. A serving of these tomatoes provides you with 15 percent of the daily recommended intake of this vitamin. Because of the vitamin A content in cherry tomatoes, they make a good choice to maintain eye health and boost your immune system. Another vitamin in cherry tomatoes, vitamin C, also impacts your immune system – you’ll get 10 percent of the amount you need each day per serving. Five cherry tomatoes also contain a small amount of iron: 2 percent of the recommended daily intake.


Eating cherry tomatoes may offer particular benefits for men. Lycopene, a compound found in tomatoes, can impact prostate health. Research published in the May 2005 medical journal “Biochimica et Biophysica Acta” indicates that study participants who consumed tomato products for a period of three weeks showed an increase in cell death in malignant prostate cells. Researchers theorize that phytochemicals in tomatoes promote prostate health.

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