Whether you refer to a tomato as a fruit or a vegetable, there is no doubting it’s a nutrient-dense, super-food that most people should be eating more of. There are literally hundreds of different tomato varieties, grown around the world. We usually choose our favourite varieties through a combination of flavour, texture, appearance, and more recently size and colour.
Great tomatoes are no longer restricted to red either, with orange, yellow, and mocha coloured tomatoes offering even greater variety to tomato lovers in terms of flavour and texture, as well as colour. Eating tomatoes has long been linked to heart health. Fresh tomatoes and tomato extracts have been shown to help lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. Tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, including, of course, their oftentimes-rich concentration of lycopene. Researchers have recently found an important connection between lycopene, its antioxidant properties and bone health.
T&G Global grows, packs, markets and distributes some of New Zealand’s most popular tomatoes including Beekist, Classic and Ruby’s.
Our Beekist tomatoes are grown with the help of humble, hard-working bumble bees.
You see, it takes something of a small miracle to handcraft the perfect flavoursome tomato. Soft rainwater. Gentle encouragement. Minimal interference. And round-the-clock care.
Our friendly bees fly freely between all our specially selected vine varieties, gently visiting each flower to ensure pollination just the way nature intended.
The result is a taste sensation that everyday foodies with a fascination for flavour love – just hours after they’re hand-picked from the vine.
Beekist tomato range: Angel™, Tasty Mix, Heritage, Farmers Harvest, Red Delight, and since 2016 Yelo™.
Beekist Angel is the number one selling tomato prepack product in New Zealand. Both Beekist Angel tomatoes and our special Y.E.L.O™ tomatoes were finalists in the best Primary Sector Product of the 2016 New Zealand Food Awards.
The Classic range brings you great tasting, quality fresh produce every day, including an extensive range of tomatoes for you to enjoy in New Zealand. Locally grown in our back yard by our dedicated growers, they’re packed with flavour and freshness.
Let us help you nourish your family with nutritious fuels that allows them to be active and curious.
Classic tomato range: Medley Mix, Sunburst, Vine Tomatoes, Sweet Treats, Temptations, Yelo™, Solsa Tomatoes.
Ruby’s tomatoes are grown by our same friendly growers with the same helpful bumble bees as Beekist. They’re packed in convenient sized punnets and available as Jellybeans, Temptations or Tomato Melody packs.
We were all a buzz in 2015 when Jellybeans won a new product award from Countdown supermarkets.