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Tomato bulk


La Légumière, the specialist in Breton and seasonal vegetables!

Shape and external appearance


Well rounded.

Properties


The tomato is a dietary food, very rich in water (93 to 95%) and very low in calories (17 kcal per 100 grams), rich in minerals and vitamins (A, C and E)

Caliber


From 47 mm diameter to +82 mm.

Scientific and botanical name


Solanum lycopersicum. It is a species of herbaceous plants of the family Solanaceae

Coloring


There is a color chart for all tomatoes ranging from 1 (not ripe) to 12 (very ripe). Color 8 is the most common, also called rotating.

Origin & Culture


Tomatoes have the same origin as potatoes, that of the Peruvian Andes where the Incas knew the tomato in a wild state, but it was especially cultivated by the Aztecs who produced several species, of different shapes and colors. They called it “tomatl”. It was not until 1731 that it was officially recognized as “edible” by the Scottish botanist Philippe MILLER who added the adjective ESCULENTUM which means “edible”.

Smell


It’s not really the tomatoes themselves that smell but more the stalks. Bulk tomatoes have less odor than the bunches…

Preparation advice


Raw or cooked, in salad, soup, stuffed etc…

Texture


It’s not really the tomatoes themselves that smell but more the stalks. Bulk tomatoes have less odor than the bunches…

Home preservation


Out of the refrigerator, at room temperature.

Flavor


The taste is linked to the balance between sugars and acids, in particular to the malic acid and sucrose 86 content, and to the presence of various volatile aromas. This balance depends largely on the ripening conditions of the fruit.

The seasonality of the product


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Mars (3)

Avril (4)

Mai (5)

Juin (6)

Juillet (7)

Août (8)

Septembre (9)

Octobre (10)

Novembre (11)

Our recipes based on this product


Nous n'avons pas encore de recettes pour ce produit.

Packaging available for this product


Colis carton, Colis bois

The seasonality of the product


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Mars (3)

Avril (4)

Mai (5)

Juin (6)

Juillet (7)

Août (8)

Septembre (9)

Octobre (10)

Novembre (11)

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Laurent, Ronan and Frédéric Méar

Producers for La Légumière


Laurent, Ronan and Frédéric Méar have been producing vegetables for La Légumière for many years. The cultivation of Breton vegetables no longer holds any secrets for these three brothers.