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Food Safety & Preservation

Latest food safety and preservation information from Cook County Extension

Preserving Summer's Bounty-Freezing Tomatoes

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables eaten by Americans. Tomatoes are technically a fruit, but they are served and prepared as a vegetable. One medium tomato has only 35 calories, 5 mg sodium, no cholesterol and less than a gram of fat. But, it provides 20 percent of the vitamin A and 40 percent of the vitamin C an adult needs every day. "Tomatoes can be frozen, but use them...

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