Tomatoes contain vitamins A, B6, C, and E and loads of minerals. The brighter red your tomato, the more vitamins and nutrients.
Storage recommendations are different depending on the purpose of the tomato- for eating raw or as an ingredient in cooking and its condition- whole or in parts. Find here the best tips to keeping this health-fruit fresh and tasty.
Tomatoes on the Vine
Tomatoes that are on the vine stay fresher for a longer period because they are still being feed nutrients from the stems. Leave tomatoes on the vine and store in a bowl. Place in warm, dry location.
Tomatoes Intended to be Eaten Raw
Store tomatoes at room temperature in a bowl if you intend to eat your tomatoes raw, in a salad or a sandwich. Keeping them at room temperature continues the ripening process and makes the flavour richer. Tomatoes will last 10 days at room temperature. Store room-temperature tomatoes unwashed. Wash immediately before using.
Tomatoes Intended to be Eaten in a Cooked Dish
Tomatoes can be stored in the refrigerator, but this means of storage lessens the flavour and the texture. Refrigerator stored tomatoes are good if used in salsas, sauces, etc, where other flavours are used to enhance the dish. If storing in the refrigerator, store in a paper bag or a resealable plastic bag. Wash the refrigerator-temperature tomatoes before storing. These tomatoes are good for up to 14 days.
Half Used Tomatoes
Sliced tomatoes or halved tomatoes should be stored in the refrigerator in a container or wrapped in a cling-wrap. These tomato parts will keep for about 3 days.