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Why are tomatoes better in Italy?

Why do tomatoes from Italy taste so good? There's something very special about Italian tomatoes. The volcanic soil and nearby sea provide an ideal environment for tomato plants. Sweet and only slightly tart, the Black Bull's Heart has a dense, meaty texture with an almost black skin.”

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Besides, why are tomatoes on the vine better?

The individual tomatoes are larger and a little cheaper. The “vine-ripened” tomatoes are a little more expensive, but they are brighter, and they were ripened on the vine… so they must be fresher or taste better or… something. They are allowed to ripen on the vine before being picked.

One may also ask, how did tomatoes end up in Italy? As far as we know, the first tomatoes to make it to Europe were brought by the Spanish Conquistadors from South America (Peru, specifically) in the early to mid-sixteenth century. The fruit was called “tomatl.” The first written account of a tomato in Italy dates to 1548 and it was in Tuscany.

In this way, why do Italians peel tomatoes?

Do authentic Italians really remove the seeds from tomatoes before using them in both sauces & dishes? Mostly it is because they want to get rid of the extra water around the seeds. Peeling the tomatoes gets rid of the skins which have a tendency to turn into little shreds almost like cellophane in the sauce.

What tomatoes do Italians use?

One of the most popular varieties is 'San Marzano' (Pomodoro S. Marzano dell'Agro Sarnese-Nocerino DOP), a long shaped tomato mostly grown in the zone of Salerno. They are considered best for creating a sauce.

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