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Tomatoes are a tasty accompaniment to a wide variety of meals. Storing them properly is important to keeping that fresh-off-the-vine taste. By adhering to a few easy steps, you can increase the life span of your tomatoes.
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Place tomatoes in a paper bag, stem side up.
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Keep bag out of direct sunlight and do not refrigerate.
Tomatoes will keep for up to three days in the paper bag.
Place in an airtight container.
Place in the refrigerator.
Use within 24 hours.
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- Once a tomato is sliced, it will go bad quickly, and refrigerating it makes it soggy. If you don't need much, it may be best to use Roma tomatoes; they are smaller and very flavorful.
Launie Sorrels is a veteran who has worked as a chef and has more than two decades of martial arts training. His writing has developed from his experience as a quality assurance manager for Microsoft and IBM. Sorrels has a degree in computer science and is currently working on his journalism degree.
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