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Roma Tomatoes

Romas, or “Italian tomatoes,” are your one stop shop for all of your saucing and canning needs. They’re just firm enough to make a perfect tomato paste, and just juicy enough to pack every little ounce of flavor. The roma tomatoes are incredible in sauces, and their versatility makes them a popular choice.

Characteristics

The roma is a plum shape tomato boasting thick walls, fewer seeds, and a grainier flesh. Ideal for sauces, soups and pastes, the roma is typically used to create pasta sauce.

Benefits

Roma tomatoes feature high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, folate, and lycopene. Research suggests they are incredible antioxidants, as well as helping with heart health, fighting diseases, sunburns, and more.

Flavor

The roma tomato has a higher than normal sugar content and creates a sweeter taste with a grainier inside flesh.