Tree Tomato (Solanum). It is a fruit, native in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and north of Chile and Argentina. There are several kinds and depending on these is its color, both the shell and the pulp.
It is seen in its firm texture to the touch (but not hard), smooth and shiny skin, without bruises or rough spots.
When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When you reach your destination refrigerate, so that the “cold chain” of the same is not interrupted.
It is used for juices, sorbets, mousse and medicinal uses (flu) among others.
It is really a fruit of great duration, long “shelf life”, it is conserved refrigerated in plastic bag with absorbent paper of kitchen (dry) inside or in plastic bag with perforations or box of fruits. It can be cooked and sugared and then frozen in portions, but it loses nutrients. Frozen raw completely changes its flavor.
20 days approx. 2 months approx.
Nutrients and properties:
Tree tomato,-reduces bad cholesterol. -High content in fiber and vitamins A (for skin) and C (antioxidant, anti aging). -Low calorie. -rich in minerals such as calcium, iron and phosphorus. -Contains high levels of protein and carotene. -Strengthens the immune system. -Strengthens the vision. –Antioxidant, attacks free radicals and aging. (See nutrients and their benefits in fruits).
Always peel, because if it is not made it takes a sour taste to prepare. -Do not freeze raw because they alter their aroma, taste and color, ie its organoleptic characteristics. -although this product lasts a long time, periodically check its status, so that it can be consumed in a timely state.