Introduction: Tomatoes, a staple in Malaysian cuisine, are often questioned for their compatibility with the ketogenic diet. Here’s a detailed analysis of their nutritional profile and keto-friendliness.
- Low in Calories: With only 18 kcal per 100g, tomatoes are a low-calorie food that can fit into a keto diet without significantly increasing your daily calorie intake.
- Minimal Fat Content: Tomatoes contain only 0.2g of total fat and 0.03g of saturated fat per 100g. While the keto diet encourages high fat intake, the low fat content in tomatoes doesn’t disqualify them from being keto-friendly.
- Moderate Carbohydrate Content: Tomatoes have 3.89g of total carbohydrates per 100g. However, when you subtract the dietary fiber (1.2g), the net carbs come down to 2.69g. This is a moderate amount that can be accommodated in a well-planned keto diet.
- Rich in Nutrients: Tomatoes are rich in potassium and provide a good amount of dietary fiber and protein. They also contain no cholesterol, making them a healthy addition to any diet, including keto.
- Amount Per ServingCalories18
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.03g 1%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 5mg 1%
- Potassium 237mg 7%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
- Sugars 2.63g
- Protein 0.88g 2%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.