- Tomatoes are plentiful, more flavorful and cheapest between July and September.
- Look for tomatoes that are bright in color, and have no darkened areas or bruises under the skin. They should feel firm (not soft), but give slightly when you press on them.
- Canned tomatoes are usually an inexpensive option and come in many forms: whole, crushed, diced, stewed, or as juice, sauce or paste. Consider low-sodium options.
- 1 pound of fresh tomatoes is about 2½ cups chopped or 3 cups sliced.
★ Tomatoes have antioxidants for a healthy immune system.