You may have been eating all wrong tomatoes. The fact is most of us have been robbed of the amazing taste and abundant nutrients that tomatoes offer. Most of us have been buying hybrid tomatoes or genetically modified tomatoes that don’t come close to the greatness of heirloom tomatoes. The truth is commercial fruits and vegetables are mostly grown for high profits and not for their exceptional taste or nutrient content.
What are heirloom tomatoes and how they differ
A heirloom tomato is a tomato whose seed has been saved and grown for more than 50 years and has been passed down from generation to generation. An heirloom is also open-pollinated, which means, the plant is able to reproduce plants identical to the plant the seeds came from. (I buy my seeds from here) Whereas hybrid tomatoes are not identical to the plant the seeds came from. Hybrid tomatoes have been selectively grown over the years. They are selected carefully so they are resistant to diseases and most of all look appealing. According to one of the studies (here), hybrid fruits and vegetables are much less nutritional.
Why choose heirloom tomatoes
- Heirloom tomatoes are much healthier for you. Heirloom tomatoes are open pollinated which means they don’t contain the harmful chemicals that commercial tomatoes have.
- Heirloom tomatoes can be grown all year round as they can be grown indoors. This means they are cost effective.
- Heirloom tomato seeds are very affordable and can be reused (you keep the seeds from the tomatoes you harvest).
- You will never forget the taste of heirloom tomatoes. They are delicious and juicy. They will make you love tomatoes.
- Heirloom tomatoes are the best natural tomatoes. This is due to the fact that heirloom seeds have been passed down from generation to generation thus, they are as close to their original sources as possible. They are primarily bred for taste and not for profit.
- Heirloom tomatoes are among the healthiest foods on earth. They contain more nutrients than regular commercial tomatoes. They are abundant in Vitamin K, A, C, E, Potassium Citrate, and Lycopene.
You can read more about heirloom tomatoes here.
Try growing your own tomatoes, using heirloom seeds. Make sure to grow them organically. Heirloom tomatoes are a perfect natural and safe choice for your family.