25 May Tips for Buying Fresh Tomatoes
- Look- Don’t worry about tomatoes with weird shapes. Even cracked skin is okay, but leaking juice and soft spots are not.
- Feel -Choose tomatoes that feel heavy for their size.
- Smell -Tomatoes should smell earthy and tomato-y, never musty or flat
But above all never refrigerate tomatoes. Refrigeration will actually dull tomatoes’ flavor. Exposing a tomato to below 50 degrees may not allow sugars and acids to fully develop. Storing them at room temperature is ideal.