SunBursts(TM) Tomatoes Take Over Snack Time in Texas

NatureSweet(R) launches first yellow tomato with the taste of 'poppable sunshine'

Jun 03, 2010, 08:00 ET from NatureSweet SunBursts

SAN ANTONIO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Snack time in Texas is a little brighter now with NatureSweet's launch of SunBursts tomatoes. These bitesized, yellow tomatoes are grown specifically for snacking and pack a healthy dose of optimism. The statewide release of SunBursts will give Texans a great way to Snack for Joy!™

SunBursts are NatureSweet's sweetest tomatoes yet and serve as a refreshing alternative to salty, fried, or even sugary snacks. Their resealable container and single-bite size make SunBursts a perfect, healthful snack.

"SunBursts add a new flavor dimension to the NatureSweet tomato line," said Bobby Patton, vice president of marketing for Desert Glory, producer of NatureSweet tomatoes. "Specifically developed as a snackable tomato, it imparts an intense and sweet tomato taste that you can pop right in your mouth."

SunBursts are not only bursting with flavor but are also nutrient-rich and naturally sodium free. In addition to being a good source of vitamin A and dietary fiber, these tomatoes are high in vitamin C. Each serving of SunBursts has only 45 calories, which means a whole package can be enjoyed for about 90 calories. Like all NatureSweet tomatoes, SunBursts are allowed to fully ripen on the vine, producing exceptional flavor and consistent quality year-round.

SunBursts are now available at major grocers throughout the Texas, including Albertsons, Brookshire, Kroger, HEB, Randall's, Tom Thumb, United, and Whole Foods.  For more information on SunBursts tomatoes, such as nutrition facts, availability, snacking tips, and more, visit www.facebook.com/SunBurstsTomatoes.

About NatureSweet

NatureSweet tomatoes are distributed throughout the United States at major grocers, club stores, and foodservice operators. Always vine-ripened, hand-picked, and carefully packaged, NatureSweet tomatoes consistently deliver the best taste with year-round availability. As the number one brand of vine-ripened cherry tomatoes in the United States, NatureSweet's growing operations proudly employ 5,000 associates year-round. For more information about NatureSweet tomatoes, visit www.naturesweettomatoes.com.

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