Useful Tip

How to Store Tomatoes

To refrigerate or not to refrigerate, that is the question.

When storing tomatoes you must fight the urge to place them in the fridge right away. It is a common misunderstanding that tomatoes need to be refrigerated immediately. They are best kept at room temperature, which allows the fruit to fully ripen and the complexed sugars fully develop. When tomatoes are placed in the fridge it stops the ripening process and makes the tomato lose flavor.

However, if your tomatoes are fully ripe and getting on the soft side—and you’re not one to let food go to waste—placing them in the fridge will enable you to get a few more days of shelf life. It’s a balancing act!

Storing Tomatoes

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