green tomatoes

A recent study published in the Journal of Food Biochemistry found that green tomatoes can induce hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and antioxidant effects in vitro and in vivo.The green tomato is usually consumed in Mexico, the United States, and Central America. This fruit grows inside a calyx, which is considered an agro‐food waste. Tomatoes are non-starchy and have a low glycemic index, and are a good option for controlling blood sugar in diabetes patients.

Researchers aimed to evaluate the hypoglycemic and antioxidant potential of the green tomato’s (P. ixocarpa Brot.) calyxes’ extracts. The key findings of the study included:

Currently, no published data supports the green tomato’s blood sugar lowering action. The information provided will be useful to nutraceutical applications that allow value‐added products and sustainable green tomato production.

The study titled, “Hypoglycemic and antioxidant effects of green tomato (Physalis ixocarpa Brot.) calyxes’ extracts” is published in the Journal of Food Biochemistry. published: February 24, 2021