Cœur d'Antan tomatoes
300 - 350 g
Mar. - Nov.
by our market gardeners
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.
Prince de Bretagne’s producers harvest tomatoes every day by hand to ensure they are picked at perfect maturity. We offer two types of heart of Cœur d'Antan tomatoes: red and black. These are packed directly on the farm by our market gardeners, which guarantees freshness.
Almost 80% of tomato packaging is already made of wood or recyclable cardboard from sustainably managed forests. The majority of tomatoes are sold loose. We are moving from plastic to cardboard packaging.
HOW TO CHOOSE CŒUR D'ANTAN TOMATOES
Cœur d'Antan tomatoes are appreciated for their meatiness (dense and full fruits) and are notable for their pointed heart shape.
Did you know? The heart-shaped Cœur de Bœuf (our Cœur d'Antan) is the French type of beef tomato, well known to home gardeners in France. The ribbed Aumônière Cœur de Bœuf is the Italian type of beef tomato, with Italy being the main consumer of this type of fruit.
HOW TO PREPARE CŒUR D'ANTAN TOMATOES
Wash Cœur d'Antan tomatoes in water and dry them. Wash 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! Cœur d'Antan tomatoes are particularly appreciated in carpaccio and salads.
Cut vertically rather than horizontally, as the tomatoes will keep their shape and flavour better in salads.
HOW TO COOK CŒUR D'ANTAN TOMATOES
Cœur d'Antan tomatoes are exceptionally good raw but can also be cooked. They are suitable for all types of cooking, so allow:
Cooking for a coulis
40 to 45 mins
In the oven as an accompaniment
HOW TO STORE CŒUR 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.
Cœur 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.
Cœur d'Antan tomatoes are delicious raw in a salad. You can, for example, present them as a feuilleté with di Buffala Campana mozzarella: success guaranteed!
The shape of the Cœur d'Antan tomato calls for indulgence: ample, warm, fleshy, with cavities that are easy to hollow out and simply demand filling with a rice salad, tabbouleh, tuna, fromage blanc etc.
Cœur d'Antan tomatoes can also be cooked. Here too, its generous shape works wonders. You can make classic stuffed tomatoes, but don’t hesitate to vary the pleasures: goat’s cheese and bacon, grated egg and cheese, diced vegetables, cod with bechamel, salmon mousse. A simple bake in the oven is all that is required.
Tomatoes are not a vegetable but a fruit. They can therefore accompany both savoury and sweet dishes!
Cœur d'Antan tomatoes are a source of vitamin C. Make the most of it!
|of which saturated fat (g)||0.05|
|of which sugar (g)||1.99|
|Dietary fibre (g)||1.27|
|Vitamin C (mg)||15.5|