Tomatoes: Shopping and Storage Tips

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  • If you will be using your tomatoes right away, choose ripe tomatoes. Ripe tomatoes have a deep, rich color and a sweet smell. They are slightly soft when touched.
  • Store unripe tomatoes at room temperature up to 1 week. They will continue to ripen, particularly when placed in a brown paper bag or in a bowl with other fruits. The gases given off by the fruit help the tomato ripen!
  • Never refrigerate a tomato that is not fully red or ripe. Cold temperatures ruin their flavor.
  • Once fully ripe, tomatoes can be refrigerated for just a few days. But it’s best to use them right away.

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