The tomato that has it all
The Red Ribbed tomatoes, also known as ‘Long life’ tomatoes due to their great resistance, have a very unique red color and an intense flavour. The skin is tougher and possesses higher consistency compared to other tomatoes.
In addition to its colour and resistance, this type of vegetable stands out for its abundant and juicy pulp. From Agroponiente, we can assure you that this type of tomato is meant to be cut in half and enjoyed with a few drops of good olive oil and a pinch of salt – a delicious and simple recipe from our country.
Obviously, it also has many benefits for our body. Because it’s high in water, these tomatoes are low in carbohydrates and calories and are a good source of fiber, potassium and phosphorus. They contain vitamin C, E, provitamin A and some vitamins from group B. To top it off, they favour the absorption of iron from food and enhance resistance to infections. They’re very complete.
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Tomato: flavour, health and quality cuisine
Did you know that there are more than 20,000 tomato varieties in the world with unique shapes, colours and aromas? Without a doubt, tomatoes are essential products to have in kitchens due to their versatility. Most of the varieties are red or green, but we increasingly see yellow, orange, pink or even purple tomato varieties in supermarkets. Whichever variety you choose, you will benefit from their many nutritional properties.
Consuming tomatoes helps protect the eyes due to their vitamin A content. It also improves blood circulation due to its vitamin B content and keeps the skin healthy due to its high level of antioxidants such as lycopene, which helps prevent constipation. In short, getting more tomatoes into your diet is a great idea; they contain lots of water and minerals, and they’re low in calories.
At Agroponiente, we market and grow around 20 different tomato varieties, and all of them have a place in quality cuisine and your healthy and balanced diet. So what are you waiting for to discover their different flavours?