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|Food Buzz: History of Heirloom Tomatoes|
Dark, rich hues of purple, brown and brick red color these tomatoes that can grow up 6 inches in diameter. The most notable taste characteristics are a full, complex flavor, both smoky and sweet, that make this one of the most variety one of the very best for large meaty tomatoes.
Heirloom Tomatoes are available June to November.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C and are full of fiber. Tomatoes are noted for containing the antioxidant compound lycopene, which may help protect against prostate cancer and heart disease.
Heirloom tomatoes are best eaten fresh, at the peak of ripeness. They may also be cooked into soups and jams, baked or grilled.
This variety is an heirloom from Tennessee cultivated by Native American Cherokee tribe. It was named in 1990 by Craig LeHoullier, who received seeds of an unnamed cultivar in the mail from J. D. Green of Tennessee. Mr. Green indicated that the "purple" tomato cultivar was given by the Cherokee Indians to his neighbor 100 years ago.
Recipes that include Heirloom Tomatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|White on Rice Couple||Baked Tomatoes with Parmesan Cheese, Scrambled Eggs, Toast|