Noire d'Antan tomatoes
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 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 to ensure they are picked at perfect maturity for optimal taste. Our Noire d’Antan tomatoes are packed by hand on the farm. It’s manual work that guarantees optimal freshness and quality from plant to plate.
Almost 80% of tomato packaging is already made of wood or recyclable cardboard from sustainably managed forests. Noire d’Antan tomatoes are only sold loose or in trays as part of the Saveurs d'Antan selection.
HOW TO CHOOSE NOIRE D'ANTAN TOMATOES
Select Noire d'Antan tomatoes that are firm and colourful. You can’t miss them with their very dark purple or brown colour. Fragrant, with fine skin and flesh, they are one of the sweetest and most tender tomato varieties. Don’t hesitate to eat them when they are ‘turning’, with a green collar, to appreciate all their flavour.
HOW TO PREPARE NOIRE D'ANTAN TOMATOES
Wash Noire 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.
To prepare them, it’s all down to your recipe and creativity! Noire d'Antan tomatoes can be eaten whole or sliced. If slicing, cut vertically rather than horizontally, as the tomatoes will keep their shape and flavour better in salads.
HOW TO COOK NOIRE D'ANTAN TOMATOES
Noire d’Antan tomatoes can be eaten raw or 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 NOIRE 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.
Noire d’Antan tomatoes can be kept at room temperature for three to four days in a fruit bowl or similar.
You should also avoid keeping them near a heat source as this softens their flesh.
Noire d’Antan tomatoes are particularly delicious raw: whole, served as carpaccio or in salad. They will certainly add originality to your plates! You can also stuff them raw for an original and colourful aperitif.
Don’t hesitate to experiment with sweet and sour notes, for example, serve with basil, Mozzarella, cucumber and peaches.
Tomatoes are not a vegetable but a fruit. They can therefore accompany both savoury and sweet dishes!
Noire d’Antan tomatoes are a source of vitamin C. Make the most of them!
|of which saturated fat (g)||0.05|
|of which sugar (g)||1.99|
|Dietary fibre (g)||1.27|
|Vitamin C (mg)||15.5|