Although they’re technically out there all yr spherical, nothing screams summer time fairly like an excellent recent tomato. From the funky heirloom tomatoes at your native farmers market to the irresistibly candy basket of grape tomatoes on the retailer, these juicy orbs add slightly burst of sunshine to your day. They’re jam-packed with vitamins like vitamin A, C, and Okay and minerals like potassium, copper, and manganese. Thanks to their shiny colours, they’re filled with antioxidants, too.
But first issues first—Do NOT retailer your tomatoes within the fridge, says David Bell, Chief Marketing Officer for Houweling’s, a family-owned tomato grower. “It deteriorates the flavor and texture of the tomato,” he says. Instead, maintain your shiny purple bounty on the counter till you’re able to eat. Once reduce, you’ll be able to put it in a container and into the fridge. Or, higher but, eat the entire thing!
Tomatoes are available all shapes, colours, sizes and flavors, starting from candy-sweet to earthy and delicate to a pointy, acid chew. It all is dependent upon the rising circumstances—climate, temperature, and soil, says Bell. “The riper the tomato is picked, the more it has developed and the flavor is better,” he says. Depending on their selection, tomatoes are at their peak between June and September.
As for the age previous query—is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? Well, per NPR, the Supreme Court determined that it’s formally a vegetable.
Here’s a take a look at 5 of the preferred tomatoes on the retailer: