Semi Dried Cherry Tomatoes in Oil
Product of:
Spain
Size:
5.4 oz.
(153g)
Item Number:
28731
Price:
$10.00

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Description
Grown naturally in region of Andalusia, Spain, these organic cherry tomatoes are hand-picked just as they ripen, and then dried in a traditional air tunnel without adding salt, preservatives, colorants or chemicals. The drying occurs without the use of liquid paraffin or sulfur dioxide. The semi dried tomatoes are packaged in a blend of olive and sunflower oil, along with a blend of spices Certified organic by Andalusian Committee of Organic Farming, the EU and USDA.
Taste and Pairing
Sunflower oil is used to smooth out the kick of the olive oil, while a blend of carefully proportioned, naturally grown basil, garlic, oregano, thyme, and pepper is added to make this a unique tasting experience. Use directly in stews, stir fry, tapas, as garnish or just eat right out of the jar. Does not contain added salt, preservatives or colorants. Gluten free. Non-GMO food. Shelf life: twelve months from production date. Storage: place in cool and dry place, do not refrigerate.
Science
While a staple of the healthy Mediterranean diet, the tomatoes arrived in Europe in the 1500's from South America. There, the precursor to today's tomato was first cultivated in what is now Mexico most likely by the ancient Aztecs as far back as 500 BCE. It spread with the Spanish Empire and was incorporated into the cuisine in the late 17th century. Sun-dried tomatoes were originally developed so that they can be used during winter months when fresh tomatoes were not available. Lycopene is a form of antioxidant present in tomatoes. Research links tomatoes to heart health, prevention of prostate and breast cancer. An excellent source of vitamins C and A as well as vitamin K important in bone health.

Borguini RG and Torres EAFDS. Tomatoes and Tomato Products as Dietary Sources of Antioxidants. Food Reviews International. Volume 25, Issue 4, 2009

Dogukan A, Tuzcu M, Agca CA et al. A tomato lycopene complex protects the kidney from cisplatin-induced injury via affecting oxidative stress as well as Bax, Bcl-2, and HSPs expression. Nutrition and Cancer. Volume 63, Issue 3, 2011

Etminan M, Takkouche B, and Caamano-Isorna F. The role of tomato products and lycopene in the prevention of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Volume 13, Issue 3, March 2004
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