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FOOD: Debunking Tomatoes Truth or Tale


MY RED TOMATOES THIS SUMMER … TASTY!

Debunking the myths about tomatoes, that is. Some of my friends tell me the funniest things about tomatoes and how they take care of them. I tell them my secrets about tomatoes so they can enjoy this precious fruit all year long.
I have grown my own tomatoes for long time, so long that I haven’t bought any tomato in the past 18 years.

I would like to talk about them and tell you the facts. When it comes to slicing, ripening, storing, and preserving this wonderful fruit, it wonโ€™t do any good to do it wrong. Keeping good tomatoes fresh and at optimal taste is in everyoneโ€™s best interest, so here are a few things that might need to be straightened out about your tomatoes.

MYTH No. 1 — Always always refrigerate tomatoes.

Store at room temperature unless they are very ripe and you are not planning to eat them within 2 days or so, then refrigerate them. If you want a chillier fruit, like when you are going to prepare a fresh salad, put the tomato/s in the fridge few hours before serving.

MYTH No. 2 — Smaller varieties have a better flavor

It is true that is more frequent to find in the store/market small varieties with more flavor than the big ones. But that is because of the way they were grown. The big or small tomatoes I grow in my yard are hardy, they have a rich flavor and intense red color. I use natural fertilizers and have the right amount of sunlight and water everyday. Taste doesn’t really relate to size.

MYTH No. 3 — Store tomatoes stem-side down.

The shoulders are the softest part of the tomato; leaving them stem-side down will almost always result in bruising. It is better to store them stem-side up.

MYTH No. 4 — To ripen tomatoes, leave them uncovered

Place under-ripe tomatoes in one layer in a paper bag, and close it loosely. Leave in a warm, dry spot, and check daily for ripeness.

7 thoughts on “FOOD: Debunking Tomatoes Truth or Tale”

      1. Great! We Are
        Only Growing
        Assorted Peppers Doc

        As my Wife Planted
        The Other Vegetables
        In A Flower Bed Bordered

        By Huge

        Creosote
        Railroad Ties

        Poison Gardens
        Not too Palatable

        Just Forgot About
        The Origin Of The Ties

        Never Trust
        Suits Either hehe

        At Least Not Where i Live๐Ÿ˜Š

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