San Marzano DOP Tomatoes, Gustarosso 400g

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San Marzano tomatoes are widely recognised by chefs as the finest tomatoes in the world, allowing for unrivalled depths of flavour. These plum tomatoes are grown in the rich volcanic soil of Mount Vesuvius, which gives them a sweeter flavour with low acidity, a firm pulp, low water and seed content and deep colour. Real San Marzano tomatoes have a long shape and meaty texture that allows them to be peeled and canned whole without falling apart.

The DaniCoop Gustarorosso is a cooperative of about 100 farmers in the Agro Sarnese Nocerino, a small area south of Napoli, where the village of San Marzano is located. There the fertile soil creates the ideal growing conditions for these outstanding tomatoes, enhanced by centuries-old cultivation methods, including manual spring water irrigation and hand-harvesting.

Ways to check that a tin of tomatoes is actually a real San Marzano tomato include the words "Pomodoro San Marzano dell'Agro Sarnese Nocerino DOP", the symbols of the Consorzio and the DOP, as well as a printed number allocated by the Consorzio at the time of tinning.

Use them in any recipe that requires the true flavour of Italian tomato tradition - a simple pasta al pomodoro, a classic ragu, or rustic soups and stews. ‰ÛÜ