This is a Fresh Vegetarian product.
- Local tomatoes are partly sour and partly sweet and contain many seeds inside which are edible. The red color present in tomatoes is due to lycopene, an anti-oxidant.
Storage and Uses
- Store tomatoes stem side down in a single layer, at room temperature, away from the sunlight. Ripe tomatoes should be refrigerated if they need to be stored for a long time.
- Tomatoes are used in salads, soups, curries, pickles, etc. Tomatoes that are cooked with a touch of oil gives more lycopene than raw ones.
- Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer and heart diseases. They protect the eyes from light-induced damage. Essential for pregnant women as these tomatoes protect infants against neural tube defects.