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Updated: November 2, 2022. – 15:01

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Ideal storage: store tomatoes properly

If tomatoes are stored properly, they taste like sunshine and summer at any time of the year.

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If tomatoes are stored properly, they taste like sunshine and summer at any time of the year.

Few vegetables are loved as much as tomatoes. But very few people know how to properly store tomatoes. So the vegetables stay fresh for a long time.

Whether in soup, on pizza, in sauce or in ketchup – we all love to grab tomatoes. And our appetite for beautiful fruit is great all year round. According to data from the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, consumption per inhabitant of Germans in 2020/2021. it was an incredible 31.3 kilograms. For comparison: in 2018/2019 year was 27.2 kilograms. But if you want to enjoy the colorful variety for a long time, you need to store tomatoes properly. Find out how best to keep them fresh:

Store tomatoes properly: Here’s how

Vegetables such as onions, beans or broccoli are stored in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. However, our red pets do not feel at all comfortable at low temperatures. After all, they originally come from South and Central America. And it is known to be quite warm there. But if tomatoes do not like the cold, how to properly store tomatoes?

We’ll tell you that after satisfying our appetite for tomatoes with minced meat and cheese soup with tomatoes. It’s filling, warm from the inside, and it’s quick and easy to prepare. Turkish lentil soup, aptly named Mercimek Çorbasi, is always a good choice. It is also absolutely delicious, but has significantly fewer calories. Our Greek Halloumi Tomato Pot is also self-made. 15 minutes of relaxed chopping and steaming, then it goes into the oven. Such simple recipes are unsurpassed for everyday use. And now we at BILD DER FRAU share our kitchen knowledge with you:

Tomatoes: storage and shelf life

It is best to store tomatoes in a room protected from light with high humidity. The temperature should be around 15-18 degrees.

Take off all the packaging, then put enough kitchen paper on a large plate and spread the tomatoes on it. Always remember: tomatoes are wonderful with very tender and sensitive skin. They react to crowds with unsightly pressure points, which are an entrance for unwanted germs. Therefore, give the tomatoes enough space. You will thank them. With careful storage, tomatoes can be stored for up to 14 days, or 2 weeks.

From our experience, meatballs in tomato sauce are always good for both young and old. Sauces are usually based on tomato passata and a few other tasty ingredients. To ensure variety, we have compiled great meatball recipes in our image gallery.

And which recipe will be your personal gourmet classic?

Anyone who loves the original and sweet-sour taste of tomatoes will sometimes be disappointed: you are looking forward to the incomparable pleasure of an aromatic tomato, but you can only guess? It’s really annoying. But with the following trick against bland tomatoes, you will soon be able to enjoy the red delicacy again. Watch the video where we reveal a trick with tomatoes.

As you can see, anyone can use this simple but ingenious trick in their kitchen to give bland tomatoes more flavor. You can find even more facts, suggestions, tips and recipes on the topic page about delicious tomato sauce. So now we wish you lots of joy with your fresh tomatoes. Because now you know, properly storing tomatoes is very simple.


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