Varying widely in size, shape, color and taste, heirloom tomatoes are quite different in appearance from common tomatoes. Most are fragile, with few seeds, meaty flesh and a thin skin. Rich in vitamin C, tomatoes provide a source of folate and fiber. Cholesterol-free and low in calories, one six ounce tomato contains about 26 calories. Heirloom tomatoes are most often served fresh as simple preparation allows their intense, tomato flavor to come through. Add slices to salads or layer with basil and fresh mozzarella to make a classic Italian Caprese salad. Blend with strawberries and fresh herbs for a take on gazpacho. Slow-roast to concentrate the tomato's natural sweetness and puree into a dip with garbanzo beans and tahini. Layer in savory tarts, dice into fresh salsa or roast and add to risotto with summer vegetables such as squash and corn.
Country of Origin: France
Storage: Refrigerate any unconsumed fully ripe tomatoes, but allow them to come to room temperature before serving them.
Net Weight: 500g approx.