Solanum lycopersicum

What gives it its taste and how to recognise it

  • potassium-rich soil
  • appropriate choice of variety to suit the soil and climate
  • tolerance and resistance to the main plant diseases
  • sugar content between 3.5 e 5.5° Brix inclusive
  • pH of between 4 and 4.5 inclusive
  • sugar/acidity balance
  • harvested at the right degree of colouring and ripeness
  • post-harvest temperature of at least 12°C.

Nutritional and nutraceutical value

  • energy content: 17 Kcal/100g;
  • rich in: selenium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, B group vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin E, lycopene and carotenoids (antioxidant substances);
  • benefits: helps reduce the risk of cancer, lower blood pressure and prevent cellular ageing and degenerative diseases, such as stroke.

Varieties and periods of availability

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