Yes, these are those big, chunky slices that make your burgers even more delicious. But they are so much more than that.
They are bigger than regular tomatoes, and extremely juicy. They are meaty and full of flavour- and if you love salsa, well, this is your pick. Their meatiness and juice content make them earlier for juicing and sauces.
Like its cousins, the beefsteak tomato is rich in nutrients like lycopene, vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidants. They also contain a variety of B vitamins, particularly niacin, folate and vitamin B6. Apart from that, they are also rich in dietary fiber and have zero cholesterol.
What is not to like about beefsteak tomatoes? They pack vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron. On top of that, vitamin C helps in tissue repair and collagen production. Lycopene is a carotenoid, tomatoes are one of the greates sources of this nutrient. Lycopene is great for heart health.
Vitamin A, which is rich in retinol, retinal, retinoic acid and many provitamin A types. From the name itself, you can gather that it is good for your eyes. Deficiency of vitamin A can lead to night blindness. At the same time, vitamin A plays a vital role in human growth and development, and strengthens our immune system.
Being free of cholesterol, beefsteak tomatoes are great for those who want a healthy heart. They are also high on dietary fiber, which means they are also a good bet for those who want to lose weight.
If you are fond of grilled or baked tomatoes or the English breakfast, beefsteak tomatoes are the perfect pick. You can also stuff them with cheese and bake them- they make for a great hearty comfort dish.
Being juicy and meaty, these are the go-to tomatoes for making salsa and sauces. So, if you want to make that perfect red sauce for pasta, or the best pizza sauce, go for beefsteak tomatoes. You can also add a couple of slices of them to your burger to add some extra flavour.