How and where not to store tomatoes: to prevent them from becoming watery and losing their elasticity

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
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Tomatoes are ripe, firm, stringy and very juicy. But if stored improperly, vegetables can lose these important characteristics.

FoodOboz has gathered information for you and will tell you about the basic rules for storing tomatoes and where it is forbidden to do so.

How and where to store tomatoes

Keeping tomatoes in the refrigerator seems like a logical thing to do, right? But according to the advice of experienced housewives, this is a major mistake. As a result, the vegetables lose their characteristic flavor and taste. When you eat them, it seems as if you are drinking ordinary water.

So, the first and most important rule is not to store tomatoes in the refrigerator.

Why you shouldn't store tomatoes in the refrigerator

Next, it is recommended to store vegetables away from direct sunlight and at room temperature. The room should be well ventilated.

What you also need to know:

  • At a storage temperature of 20 degrees, the production of substances responsible for the flavor of the tomato is enhanced and the vegetable becomes even more flavorful.
How to store tomatoes in the refrigerator
  • At a storage temperature of 4 degrees, the substances responsible for flavor begin to break down. The thing is that tomatoes are quite delicate and frostbite destroys their quality.

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