the tomato PAGE


Review by Debbie Mazo

Called the Apple of Love by the French, the tomato has always been veiled in mystery. After all, who hasn't participated in the great debate: is it a fruit or is it a vegetable? For everything there is to know about tomatoes, check out the tomato PAGE brought to you by the California Tomato Commission.

If you've always wondered about the nutritional contents of tomatoes, check out Tomato Tips for a consumer's guide to the very best of this ancient food. In Nutritional Info, you'll find out that the tomato is nature's own health food helping to, among other things, reduce the risk of cancer. Rich in flavor and color, tomatoes also add valuable nutrients and antioxidants to your diet.

To reap the benefits, try some of the super-easy, healthy recipes in the Recipes section such as Rustic Tomato Bread Salad. The recipe for Rustic Tomato Bread Salad can be found on https://www.tomato.org/tips-pgs/rustic.htm .

If you're planning a big party, there's also a number of creative choices in Foodservice Recipes designed to serve up to 24 people. Not sure how to chop up your tomato, then read up on Basic Tomato Preparation which lets you in on all the secrets of slicing, dicing, and seeding.

If you want to maintain the flavor of your tomatoes, browse through the Handling/Storage section. Here you'll find out that the best way to store tomatoes is to select them at various degrees of ripeness and keep them at room temperature. Once fully ripe, a tomato can be refrigerated, but only for a few days; any longer may result in flavor deterioration.

No matter how you slice it, this informative site proves that there's nothing like a juicy, ripe tomato to enhance your daily diet.  


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.




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