The idea of Tomato Perelló Confit part of the fact that in Galiana Nougats We are always attentive to any possibility of offering you novel and original Christmas products. Of course, without forgetting the classics. When our candied fruit artists, Colomina Fruits , they told us that they were evaluating confit the most emblematic vegetable of Valencia, the Tomato de Perelló, we supported them in this new idea.
We have already been offering the spectacular result to our customers during the last two Christmas seasons, and the reaction has been very positive. Both out of curiosity to try something new and because of the fame that Perelló tomatoes have in our province, they became one of the best-selling candied fruits in our store.
What is Confit Perelló Tomato
Now, it must be clarified that although we consider tomato a vegetable, botanically speaking, tomato is a fruit (although it is not usually served in dessert ... except for our candied tomato, an ideal dessert). A fruit is the part of the plant that contains the seeds. Therefore, in this particular case, it will not be necessary to expand the title of our online store from "Candied Fruits" to "Candied Fruits and Vegetables".
In case there is someone who does not know this variety of tomato, we will explain it: in the sandy soils of Perelló (Minor Local Entity belonging to the Valencian municipality of Sueca), between the sea and the Albufera The famous Perelló tomatoes are grown where they were formerly sandy beaches, which many consider to be the best tomatoes in the world. This land being saline gives a touch of sweetness to the tomato, makes it juicier and softer on the palate. It is an autochthonous variety that has been recovering for more than a decade, very fleshy and with little seed (therefore ideal for confectionery), thin skin, a very sweet taste in the mouth and little acidity.
The artisans of Colomina Fruits They choose to preserve only those Perelló tomato specimens that seem heavy for their size, with smooth, firm, shiny skin, clean and without any type of blow. A few months later the magic is complete and this delicacy is ready for consumption.