A tomatillo looks almost identical to a tomato but has a pale green color. The taste is different too! Tomatillo has a tangy and slightly sour flavor. The alkaline fruit is usually used in Mexican and Spanish recipes but other people in the world may want to start eating them also because of their great health benefits.
Tomatillo contains a healthy source of potassium that the body needs. Potassium is a mineral that helps the electrical and cellular functions of the entire body. Potassium also helps the body maintain a healthy fluid balance, aids with muscle contraction, plays a role in regulating the heart beats and is essential to the proper functioning of the cells, tissues and organs.
Studies have shown that other than the potassium, tomatillos offer other nutritional benefits and is a great source supply of iron and magnesium. The antioxidants in the alkaline fruit also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Tomatillos contain the necessary nutrients for eye health, the digestive system and they strengthen the immune system, according to sources.
Potassium deficiency may increase the risk of a person having high blood pressure or a stroke. Eating tomatillos alone isn’t sufficient for the amount of potassium the body needs daily. Consume the fruit along with other alkaline fruits and vegetables to reach the daily goals and to get the health benefits they have to offer.