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HOW TO PRESERVE TOMATOES

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Team Sefold Agro Allied

Omu Aran, Nigeria

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TOMATOES STORAGE . / Published April 30, 2018 by Daniel Agbojo

TOMATOES STORAGE .

As Harold McGee, our go-to guy for all food science questions, laid out in his book On Food and Cooking: “Tomatoes came originally from a warm climate, and should be stored at room temperature.” He notes that anything other than fully ripe tomatoes really suffer after refrigeration in every way—flavor development, coloration, and mealy texture.
However, the key phrase to pay attention to here is “anything other than fully ripe tomatoes.” Temperatures below 55° F (like the inside of your refrigerator) halt tomatoes’ flavor-producing enzyme activity. McGee notes that while fully ripe tomatoes are still susceptible to flavor loss when placed in the refrigerator, some of that enzyme activity can come back if they are allowed to recover for a day or two at room temperature before eating.-
Peak-season market tomatoes are already perfectly ripe, they benefit very little from extra time in the heat, and in many cases they are harmed by it, while the refrigerator does minimal harm once tomatoes are ripe.” They kept tomatoes in the fridge for up to 4 days no problem.
But what about tomatoes that aren’t quite ripe? You definitely shouldn’t put those tomatoes in the refrigerator. They need to stay at room temperature, ideally in a single layer out of direct sunlight. And most importantly for keeping them fresher longer, store them stem side down while they finish ripening.

Our Mission

One major bane of Agriculture is STORAGE and RE-DISTRIBUTION, we at Sefold Agro-Allied aim at combating this by providing adequate facilities and organic material in preserving perishable goods especially TOMATOES and making it accesible from farmer to the final consumer ,Food is underserved and under-produce throughout the world due to poor storage facilities which leads to low level of distribution of Agricultural produce especially Perishable goods.

Our Background

Team SEFOLD is brought together by individuals with intellect and great minds with great ideas who have passion for Agriculture and what they learn and practice.. We experiment on solutions and spray that can make tomatoes last longer when stored and retain its scent, and this solution can also make it be preserved longer than its half-life. This challege will help us in improving on our product and help in gainig business strategies and improve more on inter-personal relationship with others.

TOMATOES STORAGE . / Published April 30, 2018 by Daniel Agbojo

TOMATOES STORAGE .

As Harold McGee, our go-to guy for all food science questions, laid out in his book On Food and Cooking: “Tomatoes came originally from a warm climate, and should be stored at room temperature.” He notes that anything other than fully ripe tomatoes really suffer after refrigeration in every way—flavor development, coloration, and mealy texture.
However, the key phrase to pay attention to here is “anything other than fully ripe tomatoes.” Temperatures below 55° F (like the inside of your refrigerator) halt tomatoes’ flavor-producing enzyme activity. McGee notes that while fully ripe tomatoes are still susceptible to flavor loss when placed in the refrigerator, some of that enzyme activity can come back if they are allowed to recover for a day or two at room temperature before eating.-
Peak-season market tomatoes are already perfectly ripe, they benefit very little from extra time in the heat, and in many cases they are harmed by it, while the refrigerator does minimal harm once tomatoes are ripe.” They kept tomatoes in the fridge for up to 4 days no problem.
But what about tomatoes that aren’t quite ripe? You definitely shouldn’t put those tomatoes in the refrigerator. They need to stay at room temperature, ideally in a single layer out of direct sunlight. And most importantly for keeping them fresher longer, store them stem side down while they finish ripening.

Our Team

Our Mission

One major bane of Agriculture is STORAGE and RE-DISTRIBUTION, we at Sefold Agro-Allied aim at combating this by providing adequate facilities and organic material in preserving perishable goods ...Read More

Our Background

Team SEFOLD is brought together by individuals with intellect and great minds with great ideas who have passion for Agriculture and what they learn and practice.. We experiment ...Read More

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