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Produce Facts: Green Tomatoes

Sep 28, 2016

Green Tomatoes
Availability/Origin
Summer and fall. No one knows the true origin, yet they were published in an 1877 Chicago paper as part of recipe. 

Appearance/Flavor
Yellowish-green to bright green with a very firm, dense skin. Sharp, tart flavor. (Saliva gland overload.)

Storage
In a box, one-layer high, cool, dry place. Do not let them touch. (Don’t ask, but when they touch they ripen red, aww tomatoes in love.) They can last up to 10 days.

Ways to enjoy
Fried, in sauces and baked. Can actually be used in place of green apples in apple based desserts (gives a whole new meaning to mom’s apple pie.)

History
Their jump in mainstream popularity came in 1991 with the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes.”
 

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