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Roma Tomatoes

Romans cook these sweet, acidic, and pectin-rich tomatoes rather than eat them raw, but you are welcome to do as yo​u please!


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Roma tomatoes also referred to as pasta tomatoes, differ a lot from other varieties. Unlike common tomatoes, these are distinguished by a more prolonged shape, higher acidity, sugar, and pectin, and lower moisture compared to regular tomatoes. Normally Romans don't eat them raw, but rather cook them to make pasta. If​ you feel like soothing your gourmet curiosity, don't be shy to try a bite of a raw tomato. No one who did so has died so don't worry. The harvest season stretches from June through September.

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