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Are grape and cherry tomatoes the same thing ? And if not, what’s the difference ?

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Generally, when it comes to these bite-sized tomatoes, you should buy what looks and tastes the best and not worry too much about the name!

Grape and Cherry Tomatoes
Grape and Cherry Tomatoes

Having said that, lets look at what differences there are.

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes get their name because they are so similar in the size and shape of cherries. Cherry tomatoes are juicy, sweet, and have thin skins. Since they have a high water content, cherry tomatoes are notorious for squirting when you bite into them!

These tomatoes are great for hollowing out and stuffing, and come in red, yellow, and orange colours.

Grape Tomatoes

Grape tomatoes are oblong and, as the name suggests, shaped like grapes. They are smaller at about half the size of cherry tomatoes, with thicker skins. Grape tomatoes aren’t as sweet as cherry tomatoes, and their flesh is meatier and less watery. Since grape tomatoes last longer than cherry tomatoes, they’re becoming more and more popular since they are hardier and less fragile to pack and transport.

So Which Tomato Should I Use ?

Cherry and grape tomatoes can be used interchangeably for most recipes like salads, but you might have to cut cherry tomatoes into smaller pieces since they’re larger. The only times cherry tomatoes are really preferable over grape is when you want to stuff them, but if you want to the tomatoes to last a little longer, you should choose grape.

 

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