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Should you deseed tomatoes? - magnolia - 12-05-2020

The tiny yet powerful tomato seeds are rich in nutrition and are one of the healthiest foods around. These seeds are very good for overall health and for the skin. Below are a few of the benefits they offer.


  1. Lowers blood pressure 
Potassium present in tomato seeds is beneficial in maintaining blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.


  1. Strengthens immune system
Tomato seeds contain vitamin C that strengthens our immunity. Regular consumption of small amounts of tomato seed powder can strengthen your immune system.


  1. Maintains Cholesterol level
High cholesterol can lead to heart diseases. The dietary fiber found in tomato seeds can help in controlling the bad cholesterol levels.


  1. Aids digestion
Tomato seeds are rich in dietary fiber and contain digestible amino acid which aids digestion.


  1. Improves skin health
Our body is nourished with antioxidants due to the high content of vitamin C of tomato seeds. These antioxidants, help in achieving unblemished skin and makes the skin less prone to wrinkles.


Over the years tomato seeds have gotten a bad reputation due to various misconceptions that consumption of the seeds would lead to kidney issues.  Various studies have demonstrated that having tomatoes or tomato seeds does not cause the growth of kidney issues. But, these seeds can be unsafe for individuals who are currently undergoing treatment for kidney stones & other kidney-related issues.