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Old 04-27-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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Keeping tomatoes in the Fridge?

Read in a magazine that you shouldn't keep tomatoes in a fridge but rather in a bowl on or near the windowsill. I have always kept mine in the fridge, does anybody have any thoughts?

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Old 04-27-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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When tomatoes are stored below 50 degrees F a flavor component in the tomatoes is destroyed. I never keep mine in the fridge. I find no need to keep them there.
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I almost always keep my tomatoes in a basket on the counter. I don't like the way they taste when they're refrigerated. I also prefer them at room temperature. I can taste them better that way. When they're cold, I don't think the full flavor can be appreciated.
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The ONLY time I put mine in the fridge is if I have a partial one left. Other than that it's on the counter. You can also turn them from day to day so they don't bruise on the spot they are sitting.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:08 PM   #5
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The ONLY time I put mine in the fridge is if I have a partial one left. Other than that it's on the counter. You can also turn them from day to day so they don't bruise on the spot they are sitting.
Same for me.

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Old 04-27-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
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Wow. I never heard of this. I always keep mine in the fridge with the other veggies. They seem to last so much longer and I prefer a "not too ripe" tomato.
I may have to rethink this if they last just as long on the counter.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:17 PM   #7
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They might last longer in the refrigerator, pacanis. I really don't know since ours are always eaten/used before getting to the spoiling stage.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:21 PM   #8
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I agree with GB an Katie. Never in the fridge. When I have a partial tomato left, I wrap it in plastic wrap and leave it on the counter as well.
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I know I'm not supposed to, but tomatoes always seem mealy to me when left on the counter. I cant stand mealy.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:29 PM   #10
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They might last longer in the refrigerator, pacanis. I really don't know since ours are always eaten/used before getting to the spoiling stage.
You know, I've been meaning to start a topic on "thrifty" food purchasing. I don't get into the store that often, so I end up buying what ends up being more than I usually use before it goes bad. I'll buy three tomatoes or so and sometimes end up tossing one that I wouldn't even feed my chickens..... but it's not like it's economical to drive 30 minutes to buy one tomato because I feel like having tacos or something that night.
I try to keep things however they last longest, but that doesn't always work either
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