Organic Desi Tomato from OrganicSiri®
Tomatoes are one of India’s most important and widely used vegetable crops. Desi tamatar contributes to the tanginess of our curries by inducing the ‘khatta’ flavour. They are utilized in a variety of forms, from raw to cooked, immature to ripe.
Also known as
Indian tomato, Desi tamatar, Sour/natu/nati tamata
Tomatoes are high in vitamin C and beta carotene, both of which are beneficial for health. They are also rich in lycopene, which has been shown to improve immunity and increase skin health. Tomatoes are high in vitamin K and B, as well as minerals including potassium, manganese and iron.
How to use Desi Tomato
Tamatars are incredibly versatile in the kitchen; they can be eaten raw in salads or slices, stewed, incorporated into a range of meals like as curries and rasam, or processed into pickle or tomato soup. Tomatoes are blanched, diced, or pureed in a variety of our delights and some of our curries such as tomato chicken, tamatar kadhi and tomato moong curry best demonstrate the unique tangy taste of the fruit. Sour type tomatoes can be best used in salsa, or pickled.
Vulnerable to insect pests, necessitating significant effort to keep them safe. To minimize diseases, sufficient air flow is required among the plants. They may require a supporting stake depending on the cultivar. Indeterminate types are harvested numerous times throughout the season, whereas determinate varieties are harvested once. Indian tomatoes from OrganicSiri are grown in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals. At OrganicSiri, we grow all our crops in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals.
Typically Indian tomatoes can be stored for about a week. Store tomatoes stem-side down on paper towels in an open container away from direct sunlight. Avoid storing them in the refrigerator because the cold temperature will cause flavor and texture loss. They can also be stored for longer in the form of puree or paste in the refrigerator in an air tight container.
We grow them as multiple crops through the year and make them available all year.
How to buy Organic Desi Tomato
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