Selection - Look for smooth, unblemished skin. Tomatoes should be a light red, not pink (underripe) or deep red (overripe).
Storage - Store tomatoes in a dry place out of direct sunlight, preferably in a hanging basket. They can be refrigerated, uncovered, for up to 1 week.
Preparation - Wash tomatoes and cut into pieces for salads.
Nutritional Information - Tomatoes contain fair amounts of iron, vitamin C and folate. One serving size, 1 tomato (approx. 4 oz.), has 26 calories.
Benefits - Tomatoes are good source of vitamin A for better vision and vitamin E for healthier skin and a better immune system.