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It is very important for us to consume quality fresh vegetables, so we decided to dedicate a section in our Blog to emphasize the benefits provided by each of the products that we grow in CINATUR, starting with the tomato and cucumber. These two 100% Mediterranean vegetables are used in our kitchen practically every day. The most traditional cuisine, generally homemade, uses tomato as a base for stir-frying dishes. Cucumber, on the other hand, is used very often in cold dishes such as salads, giving a fresh touch to all the meals.

Tomato properties

As experienced tomato growers, we must highlight its properties, since it must be a main ingredient in the diet of any human being. One of the qualities that tomato has is its diuretic effect, which helps eliminate the toxins that our body does not need. Another great benefit is that it helps reduce cardiovascular problems and the risk of heart attacks. This tasty vegetable helps us maintain a balanced and healthy diet. Its daily intake will favor our immune system, making it stronger and preventing certain diseases.

What is the nutritional composition of the tomato?

Knowing what certain foods like tomato contribute to you on a nutritional level is very important. This food is low in calories; ie for each 100 grams approximately the total kilocalories you take are 18. Water, fiber, vitamins, minerals and sugars in a lower level are also part of its composition. The approximate amounts are the ones mentioned:

  • Water: 94%
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5 grams.
  • Fiber: 1.4 grams.
  • Proteins: 0.88 grams.
  • Fats: 0.21 grams.
  • Calcium: 10.6 milligrams.
  • Potassium: 242 milligrams.

Tomato growing period

In CINATUR we are dedicated to the vegetable production in Spain, as well as vegetable distribution such as tomatoes. Our cultivation system complies with the usual cycles of each food to achieve a final product with the best quality. The cultivation time of our tomatoes and its harvest is from September to mid-May approximately, taking advantage of the cold winter climate for their growth and the spring temperate climate for their maturation and harvesting. As vegetable exporters, we respect the ripening times to obtain satisfactory harvests.

Properties of cucumber

Cucumber is a vegetable known for its freshness and it is used a lot in most summer-dishes that are served cold. Salads or cold soups are some examples in which this ingredient acquires prominence and is generally consumed raw. The properties that provide, especially the skin of the cucumber, are many. For cosmetic treatments, this vegetable is used a lot thanks to the fact that it concentrates vitamins and beneficial acids that help reduce skin irritations or inflammations. In addition, we must not forget that it is very light and helps make digestion and reduce the heaviness or acidity.

What is the nutritional composition of the cucumber?

This wonderful vegetable is, like the tomato, very light and very low caloric. Fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamins and especially water are the basic elements contained in this food. The quantities per 100 grams are as follows:

  • Water: 96.6%
  • Carbohydrates: 1.9 grams.
  • Fiber: 0.7 grams.
  • Proteins: 0.63 grams.
  • Fats: 0.2 grams.
  • Calcium: 18 milligrams.
  • Potassium: 140 milligrams.

Cucumber growing period

The cucumber has a cultivation period very similar to the tomato, although its harvesting takes place before. September to early April is the cycle needed for a healthy growth, having them ready for summer. In CINATUR we are distributors of fruits and vegetables, with production in Spain. Each year we improve our farming systems and processes to offer a quality final product. Do you want to know what other products we specialize in? Follow our Blog.

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