5 Days of Veggies: Tomatoes

It's Day 5 of our 5 Days of Veggies series and today's featured veggie is tomatoes. We seem to love vegetables that are technically fruit, but we just couldn't resist including one of our faves in this series. So check out our easy tomatoes tips and recipes below!

  • There are quite a few different types of tomatoes, but the most common are slicing tomatoes, plum tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and Roma tomatoes.

  • Selection: Choose tomatoes with a rich, deep color - this means they taste better AND have more healthy nutrients.

  • Storage: Tomatoes will keep fresh up to a week stored at room temperature. If they're already ripe but you don't plan to use them yet, you can store them in the fridge for a day or two. Let sit for 30 minutes before using to help bring back its juiciness and full flavor.

  • Tip: When cooking tomatoes, avoid aluminum cookware - the high acid content of the tomatoes causes them to interact with the metal, which leads to a bad taste and possible health effects.

  • Fun fact: While the jelly-like substance surrounding the seeds might be some people's least favorite part of the tomato, it's actually the part that contains the highest concentration of vitamin C.

Miss a post? Catch up for the week:
Monday: Corn
Tuesday: Onions
Wednesday: Eggplant
Thursday: Avocado
Friday: Tomatoes (above)

Like our 5 Days of Veggies series? Then check out our 5 Days of Fruit series too!

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