How to choose delicious tomatoes

The most delicious tomatoes, of course, are summer ones. Today we will tell you how to choose the right (read: the most delicious and juicy) tomatoes and not miscalculate.

In the world there are more than a hundred varieties of tomatoes. There are mainly several types of mass sales in Russia:

  • medium-sized red tomatoes, sweet and sour taste;
  • large-sized pink tomatoes, "bull heart", sweet taste;
  • medium-sized pink tomatoes, sweet taste;
  • cherry tomatoes (cocktail), sweet and sour taste;
  • yellow, orange and green Tomatoes, sweet and sour taste.

These are the most common types of tomatoes that can be used for cooking.

How to choose delicious tomatoes

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The peak of ripening of tomatoes falls on July and August. It was at this time that the tomatoes are the most delicious and healthy. In restaurants you can safely order dishes with tomatoes - it will be guaranteed delicious. And at home, be sure to cook vegetable salads and gazpacho from colorful fruits.

Katie Green

Whole Foods Market Food Inspector

- Modern technology allows us to grow vegetables year-round. But in any case, in the off-season, the taste qualities of the fruits and their nutritional characteristics suffer. Try to always buy seasonal products. In winter, these are root crops, and in summer - tomatoes, cucumbers, berries. Choose tomatoes that grow as close to your place of residence as possible.

Less chemicals are used to transport them, so these vegetables are not harmful to your health.

How to choose delicious tomatoes

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In season, it is best to buy tomatoes on the market. In supermarkets, even in summer, most vegetables are brought from greenhouses. There is always more choice on the market, and sellers are happy to talk about each variety, plus they give their products a try.

The skin of regular tomatoes should be smooth, without wrinkles or defects. If the fruit has dark spots or skin lesions, they may already be sour. Tomatoes often lose moisture in the heat, so weight is an important argument when choosing delicious tomatoes. Ripe fruits are quite heavy - this means that they are juicy and fleshy, not dried out from the inside.

Katie Green

food inspector Whole Foods Market

- Tomatoes cannot fully ripen after they were ripped off.

Unlike, for example, bananas and avocados. Beneficial substances accumulate in tomatoes only on a branch and, after harvest, are retained, but do not increase. Therefore, it is especially important to buy tomatoes of an ideal degree of maturity. Moreover, the red color of the skin does not guarantee excellent taste qualities of the tomato. The fact is that tomatoes, like bananas and apples, emit natural gas ethylene.

Tomatoes turn red due to lycopene, which stains tomatoes red under the influence of this very ethylene. That is, red is just a biological factor. Even very red tomatoes can be tasteless.

How to choose delicious tomatoes

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Thanks to the Dorogomilovsky market for help in preparing this article.

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