It’s the sad truth that most of the tomatoes that we get from the grocery store are picked when they’re bright green. They are then put in a warehouse and ripened by blasting them with gas so that they turn red and they ripen, that’s why they have no flavor.
Here are a few tips to help you buy the right tomatoes and store them so they’re really juicy and delicious.
- Shop Local & In Season – there’s a better chance local tomatoes are ripened on the vine and in most states, tomatoes grow only in the summer.
- Choose Organic – Tomatoes are one of the fruits that absorb the most pesticides so buying organic hopefully means that there are fewer chemicals that remain after washing.
- Don’t Refrigerate – leave them out so that they ripen, once they’re in the fridge, all of the flavor is lost, that’s a big one.
A great tomato is a summer gem. It may take a little bit of hunting to find a good one but once you taste the way that it’s supposed to, it’s unlike anything else.