For a plate full of colours, think about Pineapple d’Antan! This ribbed heirloom variety is mild and sweet.

200 - 250 g

Weight

Mars - Nov.

Saison

Harvested

by hand

Packed

by our market gardeners

Season

  • Peak season
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Did you know?

Tomatoes arrived in France in the 16th century after their discovery in South America. Tomatoes are an annual plant that produces fruit throughout the season.

Our tomatoes are grown as a protected crop. This approach protects the plants from poor weather and pests, making it possible to reduce the use of synthetic pesticides. Prince de Bretagne’s market gardeners have all used beneficial insects to naturally pollinate and protect their tomato plants for several decades. They are committed to producing tomatoes from healthier and more sustainable agricultural approaches (harvesting of rainwater, recycling of water and crop waste etc.). Soil-grown organic tomatoes are available from May. Pineapple d’Antan is a variety stemming from an old seed population.

Prince de Bretagne’s producers harvest tomatoes every day by hand to ensure they are picked at perfect maturity for optimal taste. Our Pineapple d’Antan tomatoes are packed by hand on the farm. It’s manual work to provide a mixture with freshness and optimal quality from plant to plate.

Almost 80% of tomato packaging is already made of wood and recyclable cardboard from sustainably managed forests. Pineapple tomatoes are only sold loose or in trays in the Saveurs d'Antan assortment.

 

Interview with a market gardener
Interview with a market gardener

Cooking tips

HOW TO CHOOSE PINEAPPLE D'ANTAN TOMATOES

Pineapple d’Antan is a surprising tomato with flamed yellow flesh reminiscent of pineapple and other exotic fruit. It is particularly tender and tasty.

Pineapple d’Antan tomatoes should be yellow, smooth, shiny and unblemished. The stalks are also an indicator of freshness.

 

HOW TO PREPARE PINEAPPLE D'ANTAN TOMATOES

Wash Pineapple d’Antan tomatoes in water and dry them. Wash the tomatoes at the last moment, just before cooking or eating them as they will keep better and retain all their flavour.

You can then cook them whole, stuff them, dice them or slice them etc. It’s all down to your recipe and creativity! Pineapple d’Antan are particularly good presented carpaccio-style or in salads.

Cut vertically rather than horizontally, as the tomatoes will keep their shape and flavour better in salads.

HOW TO COOK PINEAPPLE D'ANTAN TOMATOES

Pineapple d’Antan tomatoes are exceptional raw: they contain few seeds, are firm, dense, juicy, sweet and highly fragrant, and offer incomparable flavour.

It is best not to cook them in order to take advantage of their colours and taste. Nevertheless, like other tomatoes, it is possible to cook them and they are suitable for all types of cooking, so allow:

5 mins

Pan-fried

20 mins

Cooking for a coulis

40 to 45 mins

In the oven as an accompaniment

 

They can also be served raw to accompany hot dishes.

HOW TO STORE PINEAPPLE D'ANTAN TOMATOES

The taste of tomatoes is first linked to the variety grown and then to their storage: to preserve their fragrance and taste, tomatoes must be stored at room temperature and not in the fridge.
Pineapple d’Antan tomatoes can be kept at room temperature for three to four days in a fruit bowl or similar.

Leave the stalks attached because this guarantees their freshness. In addition, they continue to draw sap from it, even after harvest.

You should also avoid keeping them near a heat source as this softens their flesh.

Cooking suggestions

Pineapple d’Antan tomatoes are a real fleshy, juicy treat with a brilliant yellow colour. They are ideal in carpaccio, salad or millefeuille, accompanied by a drizzle of olive oil or a vinaigrette with fresh herbs.

They can also be blended raw to provide a yellow gazpacho soup that will stun your guests.

Although best raw, they can be used for any type of cooking.

Chef’s tip

Tomatoes are not a vegetable but a fruit. They can therefore accompany both savoury and sweet dishes!

Nutrition

Pineapple d’Antan tomatoes are a source of vitamin C. Make the most of it!

Energy (kj/kcal) 77/19
Fat (g) 0.29
of which saturated fat (g) 0.05
Carbohydrate (g)

1.99

of which sugar (g) 1.99
Dietary fibre (g) 1.27

Protein (g)

1.07
Salt (g) 0.28
Vitamin C (mg) 15.5