June ⇔ November
A distinctly Mediterranean vegetable, so called because of its small, red fruits like real cherries, it has an intense, persistent aromatic flavour and crunchy flesh.
A source of lycopene and carotenes, it defends the body against damage caused by free radicals and has an anti-cancer effect.
Thanks to vitamin C, it has a repairing and regenerative function, while the rich presence of mineral salts has a balancing and detoxifying action.
It is indicated in slimming diets due to its low calorie intake (only 16 kcal per 100 grams of product).
The cherry tomato is perfect to eat raw, in salads and bruschettas, or cooked, in sauces for pizzas, pasta dishes and more.