In a society fraught with uncertainty stemming from the roots of our day to day life, the last thing we want is to have to worry about the source of our food. No one grows tomatoes quite like the British, so that’s already one item you can check off your concern list.
Due to our somewhat temperamental and stereotypically British weather, British tomato crops have to be grown in glasshouses, which provide a protective and warm environment in which the fruit can grow. These controlled conditions mean fewer pests, fewer pesticides, and less uncertainty as to what you are actually eating.
Four out of five tomatoes now eaten in the UK are imported, which is not good news for the British tomato farmer. Crops grown in the UK are ever increasing in quality, reducing the need for importing fruits and vegetables which we would otherwise have to go without.
Most of the time food which is healthy doesn’t actually taste that great, meaning a high prevalence of fast food and other foods high in sugar and far. Tomatoes however contain vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and natural pigments, making a tasty and natural snack which not only tastes great, but is also good for you!
British Tomato week runs from the 20th to the 26th of May, so look out for British tomatoes everywhere you go. Don’t forget about other tomato products either, ketchup, soup, and puree are all important parts of the British tomato world.