Availability: All Year Around
What to look out for
When buying tomatoes, look for vibrant and smooth red colours, shiny skin that is free of blemishes and stains. The tomato should feel firm, but also slightly soft to the touch.
We recommend storing the uncut tomatoes at room temperature above 15 degree Celsius. Store them carefully as tomatoes are fragile they can be easily damaged or bruised.
Fridge: We do not recommend you store uncut tomatoes in the fridge since temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius may turn the tomato’s flesh into a mealy and mushy texture. However, once cut tomatoes should be kept in the fridge to avoid bacteria growth and it should be consumed as soon as possible.
Foods that are rich in Potassium are associated to provide lower rates of strokes and also lower rates of heart diseases. Also, the compound called Lycopene present in tomatoes, may also provide lower risks of cardiovascular diseases
Tomatoes possess good amounts of phytochemical compounds such as lycopene, lutein, and beta-carotene. These group of carotenoids are important for the maintenance of a healthy eye sight and they may protect against age-related macular degeneration.
The carotenoids present in tomatoes may help support a healthier skin by providing more protection from the damages to the skin done by UV light exposure.
Wound Healing Support
Vitamin K is a necessary compound for a healthy blood clotting and wound healing, and tomatoes are a very rich source of such vitamin.