Téton de Vénus tomatoes
Mars - 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 Téton de Vénus 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. Téton de Vénus tomatoes are only sold loose or in trays as part of the Saveurs d'Antan selection.
HOW TO CHOOSE TÉTON DE VÉNUS TOMATOES
Select firm and colourful Téton de Vénus tomatoes. You can easily recognise these tomatoes as they are round and slightly elongated, ending in a point, which is where they get their name.
HOW TO PREPARE TÉTON DE VÉNUS TOMATOES
Wash Téton de Vénus 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! Téton de Vénus 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 TÉTON DE VÉNUS TOMATOES
Téton de Vénus 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 TÉTON DE VÉNUS 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.
Téton de Vénus 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.
Téton de Vénus tomatoes are delicious raw or cooked. Raw, eat them whole, as carpaccio or in a salad.
Cooked, its abundant flesh and lack of juice make it possible to produce a lovely smooth sauce, delicious coulis or a puree.
You can also stuff them raw or cooked: with rice, fresh cheese (think goat’s cheese or ricotta), sausage meat, tuna etc.
Tomatoes are not a vegetable but a fruit. They can therefore accompany both savoury and sweet dishes!
Téton de Vénus 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|