The Montserrat tomato is a delicate vegetable that is hard to grow, of very high quality, quite hollow inside, with minimal pulp, pink on the outside and with a pumpkin-shaped appearance and smooth, rounded ripples. It has a mildly sweet and refreshing taste that is truly incomparable. As it has very little pulp, it is ideal for eating raw in salads and other cold dishes.
The main ingredient of the tomato is water, and thus its energy value is very low. The sugar content is slightly higher than in other vegetables, which gives it a mildly sweet taste. Its value lies in the vitamins, minerals and fiber it contains. It has a high antioxidant effect thanks to its Vitamin E, Vitamin C and carotene content.
The color of the tomato changes from green to bright pink as it ripens, which happens in the months from July to September.
Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality rich in culture and tradition, located in the foothills of the mountain of Montserrat. Olesa de Montserrat is located in the north of the comarca (county) of Baix Llobregat, in the subcomarca of Montserratí, halfway between Barcelona and the Montserrat Monastery. The natural area of the municipality, with its beautiful and magnificent scenery, is bounded by the Llobregat river and the mountain chains of Sant Salvador de les Espases and Puigventós. Olesa’s roots are markedly agricultural; it is noted in particular for its cultivation of olives of the palomar or Olesan variety, native to the region, from which the famous Olesan oil is extracted.
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