Tomatoes of all colors and sizes are an outstanding source of cancer-fighting antioxidants including lycopene. Antioxidants also help fight signs of aging. Tomatoes are also high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium, Manganese.
Shopping and Storage Tips:
- Peak season for tomatoes is June through September.
- Choose tomatoes rich in color that are plump and firm with a little give and no wrinkles.
- Store tomatoes unwashed at room temperature but not in a plastic bag. Storing in a paper bag will speed up ripening. Ripe tomatoes will stay fresh for 3 days.
- Tomatoes should not go into the refrigerator as the temperature will give them a mealy texture.