The tomato is native to Central America. In Europe it arrives in 1540 when the Spanish Hernán Cortés returned to his homeland and brought some specimens. Tomatoes are a fruit rich in water, vitamins and minerals but are low in calories. Even those who follow a diet with caloric restriction can usually consume tomatoes without problems, since they contain only 18 calories per 100 grams. Lower cholesterol, are well suited for people suffering from vascular problems, depression, effective for the removal heavy metals from the body, especially lead.