Roma tomatoes are a meaty, virtually seedless, oval shaped tomato, while regular tomatoes are a larger round tomato with a slightly higher water content. Roma tomatoes are also known as plum tomatoes or Italian plum tomatoes.
Roma’s are meaty tomatoes often used to make tomato paste or tomato sauce. They have an egg like shape and typically weigh around 2oz per tomato. They have a lower water content compared to other types of tomatoes which is why they have the thicker meatier texture. This lower water content is why they are better for sauces and paste, as there is less water to reduce from the recipe. These also make a beautiful salsa
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