San Marzano 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 San Marzano tomatoes are packed by hand on the farm. It’s manual work that provides optimal freshness and quality from plant to plate.
Almost 80% of tomato packaging is already made of wood and recyclable cardboard from sustainably managed forests. San Marzano tomatoes are only sold loose or in trays as part of the Saveurs d'Antan selection.
HOW TO CHOOSE SAN MARZANO TOMATOES
Select firm and colourful San Marzano tomatoes.
HOW TO PREPARE SAN MARZANO TOMATOES
Wash San Marzona 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.
San Marzano is the favourite tomato variety among Italians, tender, with a mild flavour and little acidity. Very fleshy, these tomatoes are irreplaceable in tomato sauces. With their elongated shape and low juice content, they are also perfect in salads or sandwiches.
They can be eaten whole or sliced. If sliced, cut vertically rather than horizontally, as the tomatoes will keep their shape and flavour better in salads.
HOW TO COOK SAN MARZANO TOMATOES
San Marzano 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 SAN MARZANO 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.
San Marzano 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.
Raw or cooked, San Marzano tomatoes pair wonderfully with the flavours of the Mediterranean and Italy: olive oil, herbes de provence, basil and pesto, olives, peppers etc.
San Marzano tomatoes can be eaten in salads, gazpacho, on toast, in pasta, in Bolognese sauce, in tians, lasagne, omelettes etc.
They can be the star of vegetarian dishes or accompany meat or fish.
Tomatoes are not a vegetable but a fruit. They can therefore accompany both savoury and sweet dishes!
San Marzano 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|