Growing Tomatoes - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Tomatoes
Medicinal - Tomatoes contain a large amount of lycopene which is believed to help reduce the risks of certain cancers, increasing heart health and improve skin health.
- Nutritional Profile - An excellent source of vitamin C , a good source of fibre.
Use in: Fresh, soups, salads, salsas, pickling, canning, sauces, stews.
Pick fruit when fruit is firm and turning red. Green varieties often develop slightly blushed spots when ready to be harvested.
Do not store tomatoes in the refrigerator unless fully ripe, the cold temperature stops the ripening process. Unripened tomatoes can be stored in a cupboard or basement to continue ripening.
Tomatoes are perfect for turning into sauces or canned for long term storage. Tomatoes can also be frozen whole and stored in plastic bags for later use.
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