Tomatoes

Tomatoes

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Description

Tomatoes

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, tomatoes are low in fat and calories, and free of sodium and cholesterol.

Produce Tips

  • Tomatoes contain lycopene, which has been shown to fight cancer. Cooked tomatoes have higher concentrations of lycoypene.
  • Be sure to keep tomatoes out of the refrigerator unless they are sliced. The refrigeration harms the tomato’s flavor.
  • Tomatoes are also good source of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system’s ability to fight diseases and cancer.
  • Make tomatoes easier to peel by putting them in boiling water for about 30 seconds and then letting them cool. You can then remove the peels with a sharp knife. Or if you don’t want to wait for the tomatoes to cool you can plunge them into cool water for easy peeling.

Storage & Handling

  • Keep tomatoes on the counter.
  • Storing temperature: 62°-68° F.

Please note retail varies per store. Check in store for details.