Ripe, green and overripe tomatoes should be stored in different ways.
Usually recommended to keep tomatoes at room temperature – is that so they last longer retain their flavor and texture. But not so simple. We will share the best methods of storing tomatoes, depending on their degree of maturity, informs Rus.Media.
- If you bought green tomatoes, put them in a single layer of fruit stalk down) into a paper bag or in a cardboard box. Put in a cool place (not refrigerator) until they turn red.
- Ripe tomatoes should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Make sure they lay in a single layer, not touching each other, and are arranged up the stem. Are the tomatoes you need to eat for several days.
- Overripe tomatoes are best stored in the refrigerator for three days. Cool air will protect the tomatoes from ripening further.
Before use, be sure to remove the tomatoes from the refrigerator and let them warm up to room temperature. It will help to restore the vegetable flavor, which they lost in the cooling process.