3. Classic beefsteak: best served in slices or on sandwiches and burgers.
4. Heirloom: eye-catching, colorful varieties with exceptional flavor.
Seasonal, “summer” tomatoes are superior in taste and nutrients. Vine-ripened tomatoes have twice as much vitamin C than hothouse tomatoes (grown indoors).
Tomatoes are also rich in lycopene, a heart-protective, cancer-fighting antioxidant. Studies have shown that lycopene prevents skin damage from ultra-violet (UV) rays and offers protection from skin cancer.