POPSUGAR Food

You Say Tomato, I Say Kumato

Jan 26 2011 - 2:11pm

Meet the Kumato: it's my new favorite food item from Trader Joe's [1]. I know it's not exactly tomato season, but I discovered them while I was shopping for tomatoes to put into my beloved roast beef sandwich [2].

Brown tomatoes? I wondered as I inspected the label. They had an intriguing greenish-reddish tinge to them, and at less than $4 for five, I couldn't resist taking a few home. They turned out incredibly succulent, with an herbaceous aroma and a rich, sweet, earthy flavor.

The odd-looking variety was developed by Syngenta [3] several years ago. It's got a higher sugar content than most tomatoes and a durable, thick skin that doesn't bruise easily and gives the tomatoes a longer shelf life. It's now grown across Europe, as well as in Canada and Mexico. While I try not to eat tomatoes outside of the Summer season, I have a new go-to when it's unavoidable, and that's the Kumato tomato. It'd be delicious (and beautiful) in a Caprese salad or bruschetta with other red and yellow oranges. Have you ever tried a brown tomato?


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