The cherry tomato
Cherry tomatoes are about the same size as a cherry. They are called cherry tomatoes for this reason. Just like the ordinary tomato the cherry tomato contains bright red lycopene, an antioxidant which is able to protect our bodies against damage from smoke, exhaust fumes and sunlight.
Store cherry tomatoes in a cool area, however, do not keep them in a refrigerator, because it stops the cherry from de-greening. The shelf life of a cherry tomato is approximately 1 week.
Cleaning and preparation
Cherry tomatoes hardly need any preparation at all. You can eat them as a snack or cut them in half. All you need to do is remove the small crown. It is easily removed. Cherry tomatoes are sweeter and often easier to incorporate than ordinary tomatoes, giving your dish a surprisingly pleasant flavour. Check out some delicious recipes here.
When are they available?
Cherry tomatoes are on sale throughout the year. We produce our Lions cherry tomatoes from february to december.
Nutritional values (per 100 grams)
Vitamin C: 18 mg
Potassium: 266 mg
Fibres: 1.4 g