Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
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These petite round cherry tomatoes come in an array of flavors and assortment of colors, from pale yellow and sun-gold orange to bright red, Cherokee purple and marbled green. Juicy, low-acid with high sugar content, heirloom cherry tomatoes a highlight of the season.
These tomatoes are harvested appropriately in the beginning of the summer months.
Dating at least from the 1800s, heirloom tomatoes are prized for their rich, tomato flavor and varied shapes and sizes.
A good source of potassium, tomatoes offer vitamin A, vitamin C, some calcium and iron.
Small cherry tomatoes are great for salads, soups like chunky gazpacho, and pastas. Cook down into sauces or serve fresh. Store dry, at room temperature. Cherry tomatoes are picked ripe, and are best eaten immediately.
In France, around the time that the myth was dispelled that tomatoes were poisonous, people began to believe that the tomato was an aphrodisiac and called it "pomme d'amour" or "love apple." Tomatoes are among the most common plants grown in home gardens. The typical American eats about 80 pounds of tomatoes annually.
Recipes that include Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.