Tomato

Taste: Have you been buying your tomatoes exclusively from large chain grocery stores? Then you've probably forgotten what a real tomato tastes like. To keep tomatoes from getting too soft on the shelves, they're often sprayed. This makes them taste almost like nothing. Tomatoes should taste sweet, crisp, and incredibly flavorful.

Nutritional Info:

  • Contain impressive amounts of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as significant amounts of vitamin B6, folate, and thiamin
  • Contain large amounts of lycopene, an antioxidant that is highly effective in scavenging cancer causing free radicals
  • A single tomato can provide about 40% of the daily vitamin C requirement

When to Look for Tomatoes: You can find tomatoes at our markets starting the last weeks of July. 

Best Uses for Tomatoes: Tomatoes are tasty in almost anything. Add them into sandwiches, salads, and wraps, pair them with olive oil and basil over pasta, or eat them with a bit of pepper. 

How to Store Tomatoes: If your tomatoes are ready to eat, keep them on the counter away from sunlight. Keep your eye on them as they tend to go soft quickly!

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