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You Say Tomato….We Do Too

The world’s favorite vegetable (or is it a fruit?) shines from kitchen to table to total body benefits.

Jenna Bell, PhD, RD

SVP of Nutritional Science for Sensei Ag

At Sensei Farms, we grow foods with a purpose. Every bite brought to life using sustainable methods designed to preserve natural resources. We curate cultivars for taste and nutrition. Produce is picked just in time and delivered locally, bringing you freshness that lasts longer when you get home.

Here’s a look at our fan favorites: tomatoes.

 

Tomato on the Table

Flavor, form and function. The most popular non-starchy vegetable, this member of the nightshade family promotes health with extreme versatility. From raw to roasted, tomatoes can be enjoyed as a stand-alone snack or to complement any dish needing a blend of acid, tartness, savory and sweet.

Gastronomes (fancy for, food-lovers) enjoy tomatoes across the globe. Think of the Mediterranean’s beloved Gazpacho soup and Caprese; Eastern Europe’s Domates dolmasi; Latin America’s Pico De Gallo; or Asia’s simple egg and tomato stir fry. Each American consumes an average of 65 pounds per year in cooked and canned, and over 20 pounds of fresh tomatoes annually. While the seasons affect the quality (bland-winter-tomato) and availability from other traditional farms, Sensei Farms can grow and harvest year-round, regardless of season or weather.

 

 

 

Tomato Wellness 

Tomatoes have an impressive array of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K and folate are the most notable in quantityBut there’s more…phytonutrients. Here are the key compounds:  

 

Tomato Time 

Tomato? Anytime.  

The proof is in the pudding. Or the salad? The salsa? Gazpacho? For more “proof”, visit our recipe section.