Are tomatoes fruits or vegetables?
Tomatoes technically meet the definition of fruit because they are formed from the ripened flower of the tomato plant and contain seeds. Of course, in the kitchen we classify them as vegetables because, well, that’s how they taste!
What’s the difference between Cherry and Grape Tomatoes?
It’s all in the name! Grape tomatoes have a longer oval shape while cherry tomatoes are round like cherries and can be sweeter depending on the variety. There are many more differences than their shape, though – and so many different varieties to try!
What’s the best way to store Tomatoes?
Tomatoes are one of very few fresh fruits and vegetables that should never be stored in the fridge. When stored below 55°F, tomatoes start to lose their flavor and texture.
Are Tomatoes healthy?
Tomatoes are rich in many important vitamins and nutrients like lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that can help protect the body and repair damage caused by diseases including cancer and Alzheimer’s. A diet rich in tomatoes promotes good circulation and oxygen distribution because they are a high source of iron.
Is it better to eat Tomatoes raw or cooked?
Tomatoes have many health benefits if you consume them raw. If you like to cook your tomatoes in a homemade pasta sauce, for example, you will still get many benefits. Researchers have discovered that a cancer fighting antioxidant known as lycopene is absorbed better by the body if you cook your tomatoes.
Which Tomatoes are the sweetest?
There are a lot of sweet snacking tomatoes to choose from. Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes are a variety of grape tomato that has the sweetness you crave and quality you deserve. RedRoyals® Sweet Cherry Tomatoes on-the-Vine are another super sweet option fit for a king or queen.
How many calories are in Tomatoes?
It depends on the variety, size, and sweetness of the tomatoes, but on average Tomatoes on-the-Vine contain approximately 25 calories per serving (165g). In addition to being rich in nutrients, tomatoes are low in calories!
What goes well with fresh Tomatoes?
Tomatoes are incredibly versatile and can have a place in almost every meal of every cuisine. Tomatoes on-the-Vine go well with herbs and spices like basil, garlic and mint. Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes add a sweet, savory layer to grilled or baked meat dishes. Sangria® Tomato Medley shine in pasta and Mediterranean salads!
What vitamins are in Tomatoes?
Tomatoes are packed with many different vitamins. In fact, a single tomato can provide up to 40% of the daily recommended Vitamin C. They also contain Vitamin K to keep your bones healthy and Vitamin A, which plays a vital role in your vision, skin, and immune system.
How many Tomato varieties are there?
There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes. Pure Flavor® grows 16 different types of tomatoes, each with its own unique flavor profile and uses for snacking and cooking! Our teams travel the world searching for the next tomato for you to enjoy.
What types of Tomatoes does Pure Flavor® grow?
We grow an extensive line of unique and flavorful tomatoes including Grape Tomatoes, Sweet Cherry Tomatoes on-the-Vine, Cocktail Tomatoes, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Tomatoes on-the-Vine and more! Plus, we grow a variety of USDA Certified Organic Tomatoes too!
What is the best season for enjoying fresh Tomatoes?
The good news is that you can enjoy our tomatoes all year-round thanks to the technological innovations of modern greenhouse growing! You will get the same flavor, nutrients, appearance, and texture every time – we’re focused on controlling every aspect of the growing process.
How do you grow Tomatoes in winter?
Our greenhouses rely on the most innovative growing technology to produce flavorful and healthy veggies 365 days a year. We have artificial lights, efficient water heating systems, drip irrigation and much more that allows us to grow consistent, high quality tomatoes in any weather.
Why do Tomatoes come in so many different colors?
Tomatoes can vary widely in color. These color variations come from different pigments that make every tomato unique. The majority of pigments in tomatoes are known as carotenoids and each one provides different health benefits. For example, red tomatoes contain large amounts of the antioxidant lycopene. Orange and yellow tomatoes contain more beta-carotene and lutein.
What are the best snacking Tomatoes?
How could we pick just one? We grow a rainbow of colors, types, and shapes that are great for snacking. There are 7 different snacking tomato options for you to explore in our Snacking Series – try them all and let us know what your favorites are!
Are Tomatoes Keto friendly?
While technically tomatoes are fruit, which can be high in carbs, tomatoes are keto friendly. They contain around 2-3 grams of net carbs per 100 grams – almost 10 times fewer net carbs than most fruits.
Where do Tomatoes come from?
Tomatoes were first found in South America, mainly in Peru and Ecuador. The first cultivated tomatoes were very small and mostly yellow. These wild varieties were eventually cultivated in Mexico around 2,500 years ago. In the mid-15th century tomatoes were introduced to Europe by Spanish explorers.
What is the best way to eat fresh Tomatoes?
There are so many ways you can enjoy fresh tomatoes and benefit from all the nutrients they have to offer. You can prepare a small bowl of colorful Sangria® Medley Tomatoes as an after-school snack, chop Tomatoes on-the-Vine in a fresh salad, add Juno Bites® Red Grape Tomatoes to your lunch bag, slice a Beefsteak Tomato for your hamburger, or add Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes to any snack or homecooked meal for a unique sweetness.
How are tomatoes grown?
The most efficient and sustainable way to grow tomatoes is in a greenhouse. Tomato plants grow in rich, recycled, and compostable growing mediums that are often made of coconut husk and other plant fibers. Water and nutrients are delivered right to the roots using a closed-loop drip irrigation system that recycles every drop that the plant doesn’t soak up.
How long does it take to grow a tomato?
Depending on the variety, some tomatoes can be picked approximately 65-90 days after planting. A single tomato plant in our greenhouses can produce about 50 lbs of tomatoes over its eleven-month lifespan.