Tasti Lee tomatoes OK'd for Heart Check label

07/12/2013 10:05:00 PM
Fred Wilkinson

Tasti-Lee tomatoVicky BoydTasti Lee tomatoes will sport the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check food certification logo.

The Tasti Lee is a hybrid round beefsteak-style tomato developed at the University of Florida and is marketed by Bejo Seeds Inc.

The tomatoes have 50% more lycopene compared to standard tomato varieites, according to a news release.

The Heart-Check mark is designed to alert consumers that a food product meets the nutritional standards of the American Heart Association to promote healthy eating habits.

For heart-healthy recipes, consumers can visit www.tasti-lee.com.

Deardorff Family Farms, the West Coast grower for Tasti Lee, plans to introduce organic Tasti Lee tomatoes in August, according to the release.

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