Saturday, February 14, 2015
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company sent out several heirloom tomatoes to be analyzed for nutritional value. On average, the heirlooms has 30% of daily recommended vitamin C, 25% of the daily recommended vitamin A, 10% of your potassium, with the red and black varieties providing good amounts of lycopene. The most nutritious was the dark chocolate and black varieties.
Black Krim, Black Icicle, Cherokee Purple and Indigo Apple were the winners in this contest, but any black, purple or chocolate variety will be loaded with nutrition. We tried a few this past summer and the flavor was wonderful.
Try a few this year in your garden!
Here is the chart from their analysis:
Here is a link to the table: http://www.backyardabundance.org/Portals/0/p/pub-TomatoNutritionalStudy.pdf