Lycopene.com Travels – Iceland
on the side of Iceland’s DzGolden Circledz you will find Friðheimar, a geothermal powered greenhouse and restaurant specializing in nothing but tomatoesץ
Lycopene.com Travels –Iceland is probably not the first place thing you think of when it comes to gettingyour daily dose of lycopene but nestled on the side of Iceland’s DzGolden Circledz you will find Friðheimar, a geothermal powered greenhouse and restaurant specializing in nothing but tomatoes. Friðheimar produces roughly 375 tons of tomatoes a year, in several different varieties. These tomatoes not only supply the restaurant they are also a staple in the grocery stores across Iceland. The small but mighty menu serves up some classic tomato dishes and some newitems with interesting twists, but every single dish has tomatoes in it. Yes, even the apple pie and ice cream contain tomatoes! The most popular item on the menu is the all you can eat tomatoes soup bar. For about 1900 ISK or $17 USD, you can indulge in phenomenal tomato soup with all the trimmings and some of the freshest bread you will ever taste. Visits to the greenhouses are available all year round for visitors to gain an insight into the processes of greenhouse horticulture and exhibition about the use of geothermal heating in Icelandic horticulture. And for lunch reservations are a must!
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