The tiger cherry tomato, also called “black
tomato” (or “Kumato”), has a thick striped dark green peel.
Its pulp is
juicy and has a strong, spicy and savoury taste. In addition, this kind of
cherry tomato is considered an excellent anti-oxidant fruit, thanks to the
anthocyanins in it. You can usually find this kind of anti-oxidants substances
in blue- and blackberries; these properties make tiger cherry a perfect
anti-age product and an aphrodisiac fruit.
Some villages of Sicilian hinterland
call it “puma d’amuri”, literally “love apple”. Even French people called it
“pomme d’amour” because of its aphrodisiac properties. Moreover, when it
arrived in Europe in 1500, it was given as gift for Queen Elisabeth I,
introducing it with the name of “apple of love”.
tomato is an indispensable ingredient in Mediterranean diet, you can use it
fresh as a decorative element or in salads, to give them a fabulous touch of
colour; it is also perfect to make sauces.
this variety is constantly evolving: in fact, it is still object of specific
studies to understand its organoleptic properties, but it is also object of
crossbreeds to obtain different colorizations (red, yellow, white, coral and
To sum up,
tiger cherry tomato can be considered a delicious life-saving.
You can buy the tiger cherry tomato at
Eligo farm. To protect the natural properties of tomato, Eligo preserve it in
the traditional way “a pacchettelle”. To know more, visit our online store or
complete the contact form in the specific section.