Italy is famous for its wide variety of tomatoes such as Cherry Tomatoes, Datterini Tomatoes, Plum Tomatoes (Roma variety) and Round Tomatoes used for diced and tomato paste.
These varieties of tomatoes are ideally used for sauces as they contain less seeds with a thick skin making them easy to peel.
Cultivated in many regions in Italy, Apulia, Campania, Tuscany, Sicily and Emilia Romagna.
Tomatoes contain anti-inflammatory nutrients, a large content of antioxidants, lycopene and many other values that help reduce the risk of heart disease. The deep red colour in tomatoes is also associated to the Lycopene, which is a carotenoid pigment and it is widely known for its outstanding antioxidant content.