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How many calories are in a tomato?

Just because it's healthy doesn't mean it's low-cal. Look at the mighty yet fatty avocado -- and the sugary caloric pineapple. Tomatoes are a salad staple, but just how many calories do these juicy veggies pack?

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  • 10 Best Herbs to Pair with Tomatoes

    10 Best Herbs to Pair with Tomatoes

    When it comes to summertime freshness, not much beats the taste of a newly picked, vine-ripe tomato. Every cook worth his or her knives, however, should know which herbs go well with tomatoes. See more »

  • 10 Leftover Foods that Are Better the Second Day

    10 Leftover Foods that Are Better the Second Day

    Few people will dispute the fact that foods like French fries and pancakes are best eaten hot from the deep fryer or griddle, but some day-old foods actually taste better than fresh ones. Which ones made our list? See more »

  • 10 Pretty Ways to Use Tomatoes as Garnish

    10 Pretty Ways to Use Tomatoes as Garnish

    Few things add flourish to a dish like a gorgeous garnish. And, thanks to the tomato's versatility, there are plenty of ways to make it the co-star of any plated affair. See more »

  • 5 Tips for Canning Tomatoes

    5 Tips for Canning Tomatoes

    Tomatoes are a staple vegetable found in countless recipes. If you want the freshest tomatoes for your fare, you can grow your own and can the leftovers before they go bad. We'll give you five tips to help you can your bounty. See more »

  • 5 Tips for Cutting Tomatoes

    5 Tips for Cutting Tomatoes

    It doesn't take much talent to cut a tomato well, but it does take some care. Here, five tips to help you turn a beautiful tomato into a slice, a chunk or a perfect, tiny square you can be proud of. See more »

  • 5 Tips for Keeping Vegetables Fresh

    5 Tips for Keeping Vegetables Fresh

    When times are tough, dining out is often one of the first sacrifices we'll make for our personal budget, opting to eat meals at home instead. But when food rots before we can eat it, we're not helping our budgetary bottom line. See more »

  • Can you put tomatoes in the fridge?

    Can you put tomatoes in the fridge?

    The great tomato storage debate seems to be settled by the label on that little package of Romas warning: "Never Refrigerate." Pretty straightforward. Still, many people do just that and claim no ill effects. So, is the warning valid? See more »

  • Can you substitute tomato paste for tomato sauce?

    Can you substitute tomato paste for tomato sauce?

    Next time you're at your local grocer, cruise down the canned vegetable aisle and take a look at how many ways they've come up with to can a tomato. Diced, stewed, whole, sauced. But can one substitute for the other? After all, they're all tomatoes, right? See more »

  • Cooking with Tomatoes

    Cooking with Tomatoes

    Cooking with tomatoes can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Learn about cooking with tomatoes, from simple sauces to gourmet Italian recipes. See more »

  • Do food manufacturers manipulate taste?

    Do food manufacturers manipulate taste?

    Flavorists are enlisted by food manufacturers to concoct new and improved flavors for food. But how natural is the process? See more »

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