Note: Botanically, a tomato is a fruit, however it is legally recognized and sold as a vegetable in trade and in the culinary world.
How to Store:
Wash tomatoes and remove the stem before using or storing. Store tomatoes in a cool, dry place. Do not store whole tomatoes in a plastic bag, and store whole tomatoes in a single layer. Fresh tomatoes may be frozen whole, chopped, or sliced and then placed in a tightly closed plastic bag and frozen for up to 8 months.
Tomatoes are fat free, saturated fat free, sodium free, cholesterol free, and a good source of vitamin C. Tomatoes are also a good source of vitamin A and potassium. A serving size of tomatoes is ½ cup (90 grams) fresh tomato, chopped or sliced. A serving of tomatoes contains 15 calories.
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