Candy Tomatoes

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Candy Tomatoes

Among varieties are Sunstream, which resembles peppers in shape, has a very sweet taste and each cluster has 12 fruits, weighing 20-25 g each. Their cultivation is very similar to that of regular tomatoes, except for the night temperature, which is kept much lower, resulting in larger clusters of flowers and a greater amount of tomatoes. A lower night temperature also results in sweeter fruits. They are now cultivated all the year round.

Storage

Tomatoes are extremely sensitive to damage caused by cold and should therefore not be stored in a cooler. The best storage temperature for tomatoes is 10-12°C. Tomatoes that become damaged by cold will soon become limp and insipid; therefore it is not good to store them in the refrigerator. It is also not good to let tomatoes lie close to lettuce, cucumbers or other products. However, it is very good to store tomatoes on the kitchen table, because then members of the household can nibble on a tomato once in a while. In addition, children are likelier to eat vegetables if they are visible.

Usage

Small lycopene tomatoes are great as a snack and due to their size they are a fitting mouthful. They are suitable for little fingers and should therefore be kept in a bowl on the kitchen table, so the small fry and everybody in the family can have easy access to them.

Lycopene tomatoes can be used for sundry salads and/or hot dishes, either with fish, meat, eggs, cheese or other vegetables, in sauces, soups and even for preserves. It is good to broil them on skewers. In addition, tomatoes are good on pizzas and in pies, and can thus serve as either a part of the dish or as trimmings.

 

Is it alright to freeze tomatoes?

Yes, but it must be kept in mind that after freezing the tomatoes are only good for boiled dishes, in the same way as canned tomatoes.

Which parts are edible?

The whole tomato is edible, except for the sepals, which have always been removed from Icelandic tomatoes before they arrive in stores.

 

Nutritional values

Edible part 100 %
Content in 100 g
Water 94 g
Energy
Próteins 0.9 g
Fibres 1.5 g
Carbohydrates 4.3 g
Fat 0.2 g
kj 97
kcal 23
Minerals
Iron 0.6 mg
Calcium 15 mg
Vítamins
A Ret. ein 100 µg
B1 0.04 mg
Niacin 0.7 mg
Niacin 0.2 mg
C (ascorbic acid) 20

Tomatoes are rich in vitamins; they contain especially high levels of vitamins A and C, but they also contain ample amounts of minerals and fruit acid. They contain relatively few calories, which makes them a perfect dietary food.

 

 

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