Long live these tomatoes, and you
The “Long Life” tomato is one of the most iconic and recognisable varieties of Agroponiente and our daily life. Its intense deep red colour and regular shape make it easy to recognise, and also its smooth skin, pulpy texture, and unique flavour. But we mustn’t forget its main trait: its extended shelf-life, which is precisely where its name comes from.
These tomatoes are ideal to accompany any food – the meals we can prepare with them are endless. They’re great for preparing sauces, but you can also eat them raw, add them to stir-fry recipes and use them to make salmorejo or gazpacho. It offers all in one!
We will give you one last reason to adore this tomato: it’s an excellent antioxidant. It’s rich in lycopene, a carotenoid responsible for a tomato’s red colour. It also protects the cellular tissues and skin, and it purifies the body by getting rid of all toxic elements. So what’s left to say is: Long live the tomato!
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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?