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Tomatoes

Nutrition Benefits

Vitamin C: helps heal cuts and wounds and helps the immune system.

Vitamin A: helps with seeing at night and helps the immune system.

Potassium: may help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Selection

Choose tomatoes that are firm and fully colored. Avoid tomatoes with brown or wrinkled spots.

Storing

Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight, use within 1 week after it becomes ripe. Taste best if not refrigerated; refrigerate only if you can’t use before spoiling.

Cleaning

Rinse under cool running water before eating.

Preparing

Slice tomatoes and add them to sandwiches such as grilled cheese, hamburgers, or grilled chicken.

Eat tomatoes topped with cottage cheese or your favorite salad.

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