A delicious tomato to accompany your favourite meals
The San Marzano tomatoes (denomination Pomodoro S. Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese-Nocerino) are used in one of the most appreciated tomato sauces in Italian cuisine, primarily used in pizza.
This tomato variety is medium size, although what makes it unique is its long pear shape, which resembles a pepper. It has nothing to do with the concept we have of round tomato.
The San Marzano tomato perfectly balances a rich sweetness with refreshing acidity. What this means is it’s perfect for preparing tomato preserve. It’s mainly used for pasta and pizza recipes. Similar varieties are also used for these recipes. The greatest thing of all is its lycopene content, an excellent antioxidant, increases when you cook this tomato. At Agroponiente, we offer this tomato during the coldest months of the year.
- JAN: sí
- FEB: sí
- MAR: sí
- APR: sí
- MAY: sí
- JUN: no
- JUL: no
- AUG: no
- SEP: no
- OCT: no
- NOV: sí
- DEC: sí
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?