Why Yellow Tomatoes

By September 12, 2014 February 3rd, 2019 Uncategorized

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Why Yellow Tomatoes


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Why Yellow Tomatoes

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Why Yellow Tomatoes

I like to tell my clients to play this like a game of golf, the lowest score wins! So whenever you can make an easy change of lowering the sugar or carbs, do it! For example, change the marinara sauce you use if you find one with one less carb.  I used Prego marinara in my college days which has about 12g carbs per serving (not to mention how it never goes bad in the fridge! I can’t imagine how many preservatives there are). Now my homemade marinara has only 3g per serving since I use yellow tomatoes.

I was totally shocked when I found that green tomatoes were highest in carbs! I thought they would be lower since they are less ripe and less sweet.

Here is the breakdown per CUP:

Yellow Tomatoes = 4.1g carbs, 1g fiber

Orange Tomatoes = 5g carbs, 1.4g fiber

Red Tomatoes = 7g carbs, 2.2g fiber

Green Tomatoes = 9.2g carbs, 2g fiber

Eating Healthy is an ART!

 Why Yellow Tomatoes

Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Dawn says:

    Hi, I live in Italy and have never seen a yellow tomato, although the unripe green ones are eaten most often here. Is it a particular type of tomato?

  • Tina Muir says:

    Interesting, I never thought there would be a difference between the colors. I am not watching my carbs, in fact I am trying to get more to sustain my high mileage for my training, but this was interesting to know, and I like yellow tomatoes the most 🙂

  • Janet t says:

    maria, thanks for explaining about your store. my next order of coco traditions I will use that link to help you out since you do so much for me with all this information. thanks for all you do.

  • Janet t says:

    oops I meant tropical traditions.

  • Mandy says:

    Hello, Maria. A friend loaned me one of your cookbooks, and I am enjoying your recipes. But I have a question… since I have been eating keto, my hair has thinned considerably. I read somewhere online that keto can affect hair. I also have a low thyroid and perhaps a keto diet may not be best because of that. Do you have any information for me from your experience? Thanks much.

    • cemmerich says:

      Are you on any medications (like for thyroid)?

      • Mandy says:

        Yes, I take Naturethroid and have been on this for many years (for hypo). I read somewhere online that low carb diets can affect the thyroid, but I know that you can’t believe everything you read. I would be interested in any information you can provide. Thanks so much!:)

        • cemmerich says:

          You might need to work with your doctor to back down your medication. I have many clients where this happens. This lifestyle your body will heal so now the medication is overcompensating. 🙂

  • Peggy Deichelbohrer says:

    Hey Maria! Did you poach eggs in avocado halves? Looks scrumptious! Can you tell how to?

  • Nicole says:

    I grow my own heirloom tomatoes and I have a bunch of green zebra stripe that are about ripe. Fully ripe, they are mostly green with a bit of yellow. Do you think they’d fall in the yellow category? Thanks 🙂

  • MJ says:

    …I’ll certainly order my supplements, Swerve, etc. from your Amazon “store” from now on!!…I didn’t realized that a percentage of the sale was going to you. Consider it done!
    BTW, are you planning to add a search engine to your astore? I sometimes just need one item but need to go page by page to find it …just a thought.
    Thanks Maria!
    P.S. I always felt guilty when having a red tomato as I felt that it quickly added carbs to my daily quota but I’ll gladly switch to yellow from now on…great post!

  • Dawnab says:

    Where do cherry tomatoes fall on this scale? My yellow tomato variety is lemon boy, we love them, they seem less acidly.

  • Yellow totamtoes are impossible to find around here, i swear! What do they taste like anyway?

  • Mary Jo Brown says:

    Sweet!!! I still have these in my garden. They’re heading for the stove for homemade tomato sauce for the long winter months! Thank you Maria

  • Becky says:

    Maria, it’s a testament to your integrity that you would give up certain proceeds because you don’t want people who read and trust your blog to be mislead. Thank you! You already had my trust and practically owned my kitchen, but I’m happy to continually discover your great character! I’ll continue to do what I can to ensure that when I purchase what you have suggested, you receive the credit. 🙂

  • Karen Jo says:

    MJ if you go into Maria’s Amazon store you can always click on the Powered by amazon emblem on the right and it’s like a secret door taking you to the main Amazon. As long as you enter off Maria’s page she will get credit for anything you order 🙂

  • Barbara says:

    id love to make homemade marinara sauce. Is the recipe on your blog please?

  • gia mejia says:

    When Viewing your pre packaged supplements i noticed there Was none for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).
    I devoured all of your books.Your recipes are amazing. Please write more books ( I’ll buy’em all).

  • gia mejia says:

    Does soy or sunflower lecitin (one key ingredient on many packaged ‘goods’ (they should really be called bads)
    Raise glycemic index levels. For breakfast instead of a cup of coffee i drink a toasted chicory root powder beverage diluted in hot water.AM I DOING ‘GOODS’ or ‘BADS’?.

  • Jansprout says:

    Hi Maria,
    I grow yellow tomatoes just because I love the flavor of them! You can order seeds from specialty gardening sites like http://www.tomatofest.com !

  • Kris says:

    Good to know about the “powered by Amazon” button. I will totally use that for my amazon purchases!

  • Lynnette says:

    Do yellow tomatoes have all the same nutritional benefits as red tomatoes? My husband heard a news story explaining that tomatoes are often picked before they are ripe and they ripen on the truck to the store (the story was explaining why you should buy local and in season). The result, according to the news story, is that the tomatoes are red, but have less nutritional value because they weren’t vine ripened. If this is the case, then wouldn’t yellow tomatoes offer less nutritional benefits?

  • Heather says:

    Does this work similarly for bell peppers?

    • cemmerich says:

      Nope, green are 5g carbs and red and yellow 6g. 😉

      • Wenchypoo says:

        However, if you’re looking at it from an Omega-3 point of view, yellow peppers have less Omega-6 in them than the other colors.

  • […] Technically these were to be Sandwich Waffles, but our waffle maker doesn’t handle our non-traditional waffles very well. So I turn Maria Emmerich’s waffles into pancakes. 🙂 Therefore any criticism can’t be attributed to the recipe, but potentially to my alterations, as these pancakes were tasty, but quite dry. And then it hit me – they were also thick,and could slice in half easily. They would make great bread, or pita pockets! Unfortnately, by the time I realized this, they were all gone (hey, I said they were tasty!), but I plan to make another batch, slice them in half lengthwise, and then turn them into pita pockets. Since the ham and cheese is in the shell, I’ll put moist and yummy ingredients in the middle, like mayo, lettuce, banana peppers, and (hopefully) yellow tomatoes. Oh, and thanks to Maria, we know why yellow tomatoes! […]

  • Sue says:

    Have you ever canned the marinara recipe in slow cooker? My yellow tomatoes will be ripe soon and I’d like to can the marinara sauce if that works. Or should I just can the tomatoes and make the sauce as needed?

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