Large in size, our fleshy beef tomatoes are rather firm and full of flesh (low in juice).

300 - 350 g

Weight

Mars - Nov.

Saison

Harvested

by hand

Packed

by our market gardeners

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 which produce 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 using healthier and more sustainable agricultural approaches (harvesting of rainwater, recycling of water and crop waste etc.). Soil-grown organic tomatoes are available from May.

Prince de Bretagne’s producers harvest tomatoes every day by hand. Our fleshy beef tomatoes are packed directly on the farm to limit handling and guarantee freshness and better conservation.

Almost 80% of tomato packaging is already made of wood or recyclable cardboard from sustainably managed forests. Beef tomatoes are only sold loose.

Find out more about our agroecological approach
Find out more about our agroecological approach

Cooking tips

HOW TO CHOOSE BEEF TOMATOES

Fleshy beef tomatoes should be red and firm. The stalk is also a guarantee of freshness.

HOW TO PREPARE BEEF TOMATOES

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

You can then enjoy them sliced in salads or cook them. Beef tomatoes are particularly appreciated cooked: stuffed tomatoes, homemade tomato sauce etc.

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

HOW TO COOK BEEF TOMATOES

Beef tomatoes stand up to cooking really well, making them the ideal variety for stuffing. They are  also suitable for salads and ratatouille. 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

 

 

HOW TO STORE BEEF 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.

Beef 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

Fleshy beef tomatoes are delicious raw in salads: in thin or thick slices.

The shape of fleshy beef tomatoes is an invitation for gluttony, they just need to be cooked! Their meaty flesh is ideal for stuffing and homemade tomato sauces.

Chef’s tip

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

Nutrition

Beef tomatoes are a source of vitamin C. Make the most of them!

Energy (kj/kcal) 73/17
Fat (g) < 0.2
Carbohydrate (g) 2.6
of which sugar (g) 2.5
Dietary fibre (g) 1

Protein (g)

0.8
Salt (g) 0.01
Vitamin C (mg) 14.5