Tomato - Snack Varieties

You will enjoy these sweet organic tomatoes even more if you realize that conventional tomatoes belong to the dirty dozen of most contaminated vegetables.

Some interesting facts about tomato snack:

  • The most popular “vegetable” grown worldwide. Botanically they are fruits, not vegetables and belong to the nightshade family.
  • Choose plump tomatoes with smooth skins that are free from bruises, cracks and blemishes.
  • Very easy to use as a schoolsnack for your children.
  • Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Use within 1 week after ripe. Tomatoes taste best if not refrigerated; refrigerator only if you can’t use them before they spoil.
  • Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium, an excellent source of vitamins A  and C and a good source of vitamin K and potassium.
  • Cherry tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that lowers your risk of certain diseases caused by cellular damage.
  • The cherry tomato is a very small variety of tomato that has been cultivated since at least the early 1800’s and are thought to have originated in Peru and northern Chile.
  • Cherry tomatoes range in size from a thumb-tip up to the size of a golf ball, and can range from being round to slightly oblong in shape.
  • The more oblong ones often share characteristics with plum tomatoes, and are known as grape tomatoes.
  • Some varieties of grape tomatoes are named Santorini, Sungold, Yellow Pear, Camp Joy and Black Cherry.

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Health benefits

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C.

Vitamin C...

  • helps create proper resistance
  • contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system
  • increases iron absorption
  • contributes to a normal energy management
  • is good for the formation of collagen
  • is good for the normal functioning of teeth
  • contributes to the decrease of fatigue
  • is good for the normal functioning of blood vessels
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