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Updated: 02.11.2022 – 15:01

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Perfect storage: store tomatoes properly

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

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

Few vegetables are as loved as tomatoes. But very few people know how to properly store tomatoes. This keeps vegetables fresh for a long time.

Whether in soup, on pizza, in sauce or in ketchup – we all love eating tomatoes. Our appetite for beautiful fruit is great all year round. According to the Federal Office of Agriculture and Food, the per capita consumption of Germans in 2020/2021 was an incredible 31.3 kg. For comparison: in 2018/2019 he was 27.2 kg. But if you want to enjoy the colorful variety for a long time, you should properly store the tomatoes. Find out the best way to keep it current:

Store tomatoes correctly: here’s how

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

We will tell you that once you satisfy our appetite for tomatoes with minced meat and cheese soup with tomatoes. It’s delicious, warms up on the inside, and quick and easy to prepare. Turkish lentil soup, which has the beautiful name Mercimek Çorbasi, is always a good choice. It’s also quite tasty, but has significantly fewer calories. Our Greek halloumi tomato dish makes itself felt, too. 15 minutes of chopping and steaming, after which it is transferred to the oven. Simple recipes like these are unbeatable 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.

You remove all the packing materials, then put enough kitchen paper on a large plate and spread the tomatoes on it. Always remember: tomatoes have very delicate and sensitive skin. They interact with crowds with unsightly pressure points, which are a gateway to unwanted germs. So give the tomatoes enough space. You will thank them. If the tomatoes are stored carefully, they can be kept for up to 14 days, that is, two weeks.

In our experience, meatballs in tomato sauce are always acclaimed by young and old. Sauces are usually based on tomato passata and a few other delicious ingredients. To ensure variety, we’ve put together great meatball recipes in our gallery.

And what recipe will be your personal gourmet classic?

If you like the original and sour taste of tomatoes, you will sometimes be disappointed: you are looking forward to an incomparable pleasure from aromatic tomatoes, but can you only guess? This is really annoying but with the following trick against the cute tomato, you can soon enjoy the delicious red taste again. Watch the video where we reveal the tomato trick.

As you can see, anyone can use this simple and innovative trick in their home kitchen to add more flavor to their sweet tomatoes. You can find more facts, suggestions, tips and recipes on our delicious tomato sauce topic page. Therefore, now we wish you a lot of happiness with fresh tomatoes. Because now you know that storing tomatoes correctly is very simple.


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