Although tomatoes are now available year-round, the truly wonderful qualities of tomatoes are the best when they are in season from July through September. Tomatoes have fleshy internal segments filled with slippery seeds surrounded by a watery matrix. They can be red, yellow, orange, green, purple, or brown in colour. Although tomatoes are fruits in a botanical sense, they don't have the dessert quality sweetness of other fruits. Instead they have a subtle sweetness that is complemented by a slightly bitter and acidic taste. Cooking tempers the acid and bitter qualities in tomatoes and brings out their warm, rich, sweetness.
Store them at room temperature and out of direct exposure to sunlight | Removing them from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before using will help them to regain their maximum flavor and juiciness | When cooking tomatoes avoid using aluminium utensils | Tip-Combine chopped onions, tomatoes, and chili peppers for an easy-to-make salsa dip |
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