Choose Fresh Tomatoes from NatureSweet
I never realized how many different varieties of tomatoes there are on the market. Growing up in Trinidad I was just used to the big red tomatoes that you use for just about everything. I remember the first time I saw tiny tomatoes, they reminded me of grapes. Over the years I’ve learned more about tomatoes and their different uses. NatureSweet Tomatoes sent me coupons to try their SunBursts Tomatoes. Any and all opinions expressed are my own.
NatureSweet reached out to me early in October about trying their tomatoes. At the time they were promoting their special Breast Cancer Awareness packaging. I was out shopping with my sister when I picked up the my packages of SunBursts tomatoes from Safeway. She loved the yellow color of the tomatoes and though they would be great for snacking at lunch when at work. I offered her a package and kept the other for myself. We both used our tomatoes differently but we both loved them.
I prefer to cook my tomatoes but she eats hers raw. She said she loved the flavor of these tomatoes, that they were great. You got a little pop when you bite into them and they were sweet and a little juicy. Mines was great in Chili I made for dinner once it started getting cold. It tasted much better with fresh tomatoes added in with the canned tomatoes. I simply stewed them down while browning my ground beef and added them in with the other ingredients and let it simmer for about half an hour. It was delicious. I left them whole so they didn’t break down that much during cooking. Even the kids ate them up. NatureSweet also has two other varieties of tomatoes, Cherubs and Glorys. The Cherubs are oblong red tomatoes and the Glorys are round red tomatoes. They even have a recipe section on their website. While checking out the NatureSweet website I learned a lot of interesting things about the company and about tomatoes. Check out some of the things that I learned from their Tomato 101 section of the site.
Did you know that you should never refrigerate tomatoes? For optimal freshness and flavor, NatureSweet recommends that tomatoes be stored in an open container at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Temperatures below 50 degrees destroy the natural sugars in the tomato.
NatureSweet tomatoes are greenhouse grown in a controlled environment, from the seeds, to the growing medium, to the water that is used.
Only the ripest tomatoes are harvested from the vine, chosen for their color, fragrance, firmness and weight so that they meet the expectations of even the most discriminating shopper.
NatureSweet tomatoes are grown in a controlled growing environment, from the seeds, to the soil, to the water that is used. NatureSweet tomatoes begin with seeds that have been selected for their superior taste and all plants are nurtured with a “secret recipe” of water, soil, and nutrients.
I’m sure NatureSweet Tomatoes are going to be on our table again and you should definitely check them out the next time your are at the supermarket. You won’t regret it.