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Tomatillos are rich in potassium and a good source of vitamin C.
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Even though tomatillo means "little tomato" in Spanish, tomatillos are not a type of tomato!
  • Tomatillos are small, round, green fruits that have a tart flavor. They look like unripe green tomatoes that are wrapped in a dry, papery husk.
  • Select tomatillos that are fresh, firm and bright green in color. Avoid sticky, yellow or purple tomatillos as they are overripe.
  • 1 cup of raw diced tomatillos contains:
    • 26% of your recommended daily value of vitamin C to help heal wounds and to keep teeth and gums healthy.
    • 16% of your recommended daily value of vitamin K to help with the formation of bones, tissues and hormones.

To prepare, peel the husk by hand and wash them thoroughly in cold water to remove sticky residue from the surface.

Try fresh tomatillos:

  • Raw – Counteract the bitter flavor by eating them with sweet fruit
  • Boiled into soups, stews or for pureeing in a sauce
  • Sautéed with favorite oil and seasoning
  • Blended into a salsa
  • To store, place them inside the refrigerator vegetable compartment for up to 2 weeks.
  • To preserve longer, remove the husk and store the green fruits inside the refrigerator in a sealed container.


How to prepare a tomatillo
How to prepare a tomatillo

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