Tomatoes

Nutritional Information
Good source of vitamin A and vitamin C.

What To Look For
Should be plump and heavy for its size. Color should be uniform and blemish-free. Color and shape vary according to variety.

Easy Storage and Preparation
Will keep at room temperature for a few days. Avoid refrigerating if possible, as it stops the ripening process. Wash and remove stem.

Best Uses
Very ripe tomatoes are best raw. Roma tomatoes make the best sauce. Delicious with basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Recipes
Goat Hill Farm Tomatoes with Basil Vinaigrette
Alice Water's Rainbow Tomato Pizza
Catalan Tomato Bread




Summer Fruits and Vegetables
Other Vegetables


Arugula
Avocados
Beans, Green
Beans
Beets
Collards
Corn
Cucumber

Eggplant
Garlic
Kohlrabi
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Peas, Sugar, Snap
Peppers

Potatoes
Shallots
Squash, Summer
Swiss chard
Tomatoes
Zucchini
see also:  Summer Fruit Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
Spring Vegetable Guide | Spring Fruit Guide
 
related links:  FDA's Tips for Handling Fresh Produce



NOTE:
An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

   Source: Copyright 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

Sign up for FoodFit's FREE newsletters

Get healthy recipes, nutrition information and fitness tips!


privacy policy Submit




 



FoodFit is a part of HealthCentral
© 1999- The HealthCentral Network, Inc., Copyright All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use