Keep Tomatoes at room temperature until ripened. Once ripened, Tomatoes will last for a few days. Try to avoid refrigerating Tomatoes whenever possible, as it severely affects their flavor. For more on storage tips click here.
Tomatoes are best known for being a rich source of Lycopene. Lycopene is Phytochemical that has been researched for its antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties. Tomato Lycopene has been found to protect against prostate, colo-rectal, breast, endo-metrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers. Tomatoes are also high in Vitamin C, Biotin, Molybdenum, Vitamin K and the list goes on. Click here to learn more about the health benefits of Tomatoes.
Almost all cooking methods apply to Tomatoes. Tomatoes can be eaten raw in salads, appetizers and sandwiches. They can be processed into ketchup, sauces, soup and juice. Also, breaded and fried, stewed, braised, slow roasted and more. To learn how to remove the skin and seeds and much more click here.To Try
Meet your new go-to gadget for tomato prep, the Tomato Hullster. It quickly and easily removes the cores from tomatoes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Use it for everything from roma, celebrity and heirloom varieties to giant supersteak tomatoes. ($9.95, Williams-Sonoma)