A surprising tomato


The tamarillo comes to us from Peru and Mexico. It is a small red fruit with thin, smooth, red or yellow skin. Its appearance is reminiscent of a damson plum. Its flesh is juicy and contains many edible black seeds. Its flavour is slightly sweet and tart, similar to that of a cherry tomato. It can be eaten without its skin, plain, in salads with raw vegetables, with fish or shellfish dishes, or in compotes, jams, cocktails or juices. It is also ideal for decoration.

The tamarillo is rich in vitamins C and A. Vitamin C has multiple benefits: fights ageing, prevents cardiovascular disease, maintains healthy bones and teeth, fights infections, and accelerates healing. Vitamin A improves eyesight and maintains beautiful skin. It also supplies a wide range of minerals, including potassium, which is essential for muscle contraction, including that of the heart, and for proper kidney function.