We are right at the source for the round, red delicacies. From November to May, our tomatoes come from our Tunisian oasis “El Hamma,” where a 1200m deep and 60°C warm thermal spring continuously bubbles. The irrigation of the fruits with the unique mix of minerals adds extra flavour – and thanks to the intense sun of Tunisia, they achieve extraordinary sweetness.
The conditions here are not only fabulous for our tomatoes. When Tunisia decided to become a democratic country in 2012 and the whole country was on strike, our employees entrenched themselves in the SanLucar oasis. They simply wished to work in peace, since everything the Tunisians revolted for had long been the norm at SanLucar.
In 2012, the Tunisian government awarded us with the prestigious FIPA Award and immediately afterwards we received another nice tribute from Öko-Test: A “Very Good” for our Nibbling Tomatoes and a “Very Good” in 2016 for our Praline Tomatoes. They are truly a taste revolution.
Country of origin:
From November to May, our aromatic tomatoes come from our Tunisian oasis, in the summer months from Germany and Holland.
For full flavour, the ripening fruits are best kept where they get both air and shade. They’ll keep two or three days and will give you a delicious, sweet treat. If you can avoid doing so, you shouldn’t put them in the fridge. But if you must, put them in the vegetable drawer and they’ll remain fresh for about one week and take them out 30 minutes before eating.
Tips and special features:
Mediterranean cuisine without tomatoes? Unimaginable. At the University of Catalonia (UOC), it has been found that only one tomato meets 40% of the daily requirement of vitamin C. Because of its high water content, it tastes wonderfully refreshing and contains – in addition to other vitamins and minerals such as phosphorus – the plant pigment lycopene. This provides it with its bright red colour and – according to UOC – is a natural antioxidant with positive healthy properties. Most of this, by the way, is in its skin. And how nice that SanLucar has such a wide range of choices for snacking, indulging and cooking.
Like most solanaceae, tomatoes originate in South America. The Aztecs cultivated them and gave them their name. The Aztec name “tomatle” became the tomato. Although the Spaniards brought them to Europe after their first discoveries, they did not become part of standard cuisine until the 19th century. In Germany they became popular at the end of the 19th century and were considered an important and healthy food supplement during the First World War.
Taste as tender as their name. The small, delicate delight for in between meals.
Particularly aromatic in a salad. With their tangy and firm flesh, they enhance every type of salad.
A celebration for both the palate and stomach, our joyfully sweet Fiesta mix for snacking.
The pure juicy-sweet pleasure. The sun for savouring and tasting.
So deliciously sweet that they give you a “smack”! No wonder they melt in your mouth.
Our especially tangy and aromatic secret ingredient for everyone with a passion for cooking.
Irrigated with a unique mix of mineral and harvested with a unique spice-intense aroma.
Take the sun with you and sweeten the day. Our crispy little fresh treat for the road.