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Tamarillos rate very highly as a source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants when compared with other common fruits and vegetables.

A report by Crop & Food Research attributes a key number of nutritional attributes to the tamarillo:

  • Low in fat and hence calories
  • Low in carbohydrates and the carbohydrate present is mainly in the form of fibre
  • High in potassium but extremely low in sodium, which is a desirable balance for a healthy diet
  • Contains other trace elements important for health, in particular copper and manganese
  • Source of fibre
  • Source of Vitamin A, B6 and C. Also contains Vitamin E and Thiamine


Click here to see the full report from Crop & Food Research (268Kb, PDF file)