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The tomato fruit is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes and sauces, and in drinks. While it is botanically a fruit, it is considered a vegetable for culinary purposes (...), which has caused some confusion. The fruit is rich in lycopene, which may have beneficial health effects.

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Tomatoes and the Dukan Diet

Tomatoes are allowed from the Cruise phase on PV days (Protein + Vegetable).

The Dukan diet allows tomatoes in various forms:

  • Large tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Canned tomatoes (as long as there is no added sugar)


Tomatoes are a great product to include in your diet, as they are high in plenty of beneficial vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin C - the tomato is one of the richer sources of this vitamin that can boost your immune system, as well as help prevent cancer and heart disease.

Potassium - tomatoes are high in this essential macronutrient that can be critical in preventing a cardiac stroke.

Lycopene - a powerful natural antioxidant, that has been shown to improve skin's resistance to UV rays,a s well as actively fight and prevent cancer.


Tomatoes can be served in a variety of ways: raw (great in salads or as a plain side), cooked or grilled. You can make soup out of them and they can serve as a base for a multitude of sauces. They can be used to make a vegetable smoothie too!


Tomato-Mayan_Indian-9787 by graibeard
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Amount per 100g
Calories 18
Total Fat 213mg
Saturated Fat 29mg
Sodium 21mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
Fibre 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Source: WolframAlpha

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