Some facts about tomatoes
Tomatoes were considered an aphrodisiac in the past and were called pomme d’amour or love apple, and German-speaking countries called them Paradiesapfel or. An apple from heaven. And today this delicious red fruit that is indispensable in our dishes, especially in the summer, remains a paradise for our tastes, and also has a beneficial effect on our body.
Tomatoes quench thirst and refresh us, in addition, they have a divine taste and are suitable for multiple uses in the kitchen. 94% of it is water, but it also contains 1% protein, 0.3% fat, 4% carbohydrates, a huge amount of vitamins (A and C), minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc) and acids. that affect the functioning of the body.
A recipe like no other for summer: tomato gazpacho
We have mentioned above the reasons why we want to share a recipe that will definitely improve your well-being in the summer. Best served cold and used as a thirst quencher, gazpacho or tomato soup is well known around the world and is now a growing summer trend. We can afford it instead of a cocktail!
• 5 larger ripe tomatoes
• 2 dl of tomato juice
• 3 garlic cloves
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
• 1 tablespoon of sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 0.5 teaspoons of thyme
• 1 option
• 1 red pepper
Wash all vegetables and remove seeds. Garlic peel. Cut the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and garlic into smaller pieces. Just shake the tomatoes in the blender first. Add all remaining ingredients (except pepper and cucumber) and blend until smooth.
Add cucumber cubes and sweet pepper to the mixed vegetables. Shake all ingredients in a bowl, cover with a lid and leave in the fridge for at least an hour. Cold soup is served in cocktail glasses or soup bowls.
It is recommended to cool the broth for 5 hours.
Let’s choose the right way to grow tomatoes
Brickmore’s Sweet Tomatoes are definitely the right choice if you’re looking for delicious tomatoes any time of the year.
Their story began with the idea of producing tomatoes in the off-season and one kilogram of tomatoes grown annually for every Slovenian. this year It’s been 10 years, ever since they first put grape tomatoes on LUŠT store shelves, tempting us with their ripe red color from the start. Over time, other types of tomatoes joined the mass: small cherry tomatoes, plum, colored.
Here are some eco-friendly and healthy facts about LUŠT tomatoes
• LUŠT tomatoes grown in Slovenia are hand-picked when fully ripened on the plant, reflecting the taste and appearance of the tomato.
• Tomatoes are grown in an integrated and environmentally friendly manner.
• Seedlings are grown from non-GMO seeds and grown in a natural base, called an organic substrate, which is a mixture of peat and coconut fibers (provides plants with good conditions for the growth and development of the root system).
• The flowers of LUŠT plants are pollinated by bumblebees, which is also living proof that they are not using harmful spraying preparations – otherwise the bumblebees will surely die.
• If plants or fruits are still attacked by pests, they are taken care of by their natural enemies, who inhabit them in the greenhouse.
• Renewable geothermal energy is used for heating in cold parts of the year at the Rinkovci site.
• The greenhouse in Mala Polana uses the so-called winter planting system for growing tomatoes in the winter, which includes a complex and environmentally friendly method of heating with cogeneration of heat and electricity and removal of carbon dioxide from the exhaust. The latter is blown into the greenhouse, where plants convert it into oxygen through photosynthesis, thus not burdening the environment with greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions.
• With short transportation routes, LUŠT provides a smaller carbon footprint along the tomato route from the greenhouse to our plates.
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