Monday, July 14, 2008
Now what store could these possibly be bought in! And everybody knows that home grown tomatoes taste better. I tried to look up the reasons why and there were just too many to name, from the kind, to when they are picked, so on and so forth. Anyway this beauty is a Black Krim. It is an heirloom tomato. Ok, what exactly does that mean? Well it means, that I can take the seed of a black krim and grown another black krim. The hybrid seeds at the local stuff mart will produce what you want but thier "children" most likely won't.
Tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, a potent antioxidant shown in various studies to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer, particularly of the prostate. Tomatoes are also thought to have natural blood-thinning properties, making them beneficial for preventing diabetes and stroke, and they're rich in bone-building Vitamin K. All these benefits are more pronounced in fruits allowed to fully ripen on the vine.
Yum, Yum homegrown tomatoes!