Tomatoes can be enjoyed in many ways. They can be canned, dried, made into juice, frozen, cooked or eaten raw.
Tomatoes should be firm, glossy, smooth and plump. Those with the deepest color are the ripest.
There are many kinds of tomatoes. They can be red, orange, orange pink, purple, yellow or green.
They also come in sizes ranging from very small, cherry or grape tomatoes, to oval or pear shaped to giant, think beefsteak tomatoes, for slicing.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and vitamin A. They can also help lower the risk of heart disease and some cancers because they contain lycopene.
Store tomatoes at room temperature with the smooth end down and the stem up.
Fully ripe tomatoes should be stored in the fridge and may keep for up to a week.
Wash tomatoes using cool running water before preparing or eating. Trim the ends and cut tomato in slices, wedges or chop it up, as needed.
Bring tomatoes to room temperature before serving for best flavor.
Adapted from https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5532.