5 Tricks to Make Produce Last Longer and Taste Better
We never knew we were positioning our tomatoes the wrong way on the windowsill, either.
Put Tomatoes on the Counter Just the Right Way
Aside from letting unripe tomatoes mature on a sunny windowsill, there's another thing you can do to ensure they'll be at their most delicious when you're ready to enjoy them alongside some fresh mozzarella or chopped in salsa: Position them on your counter (or windowsill) stem-side up; Eric Stone, produce merchant at FreshDirect
, says this will help avoid bruising the "shoulders," or area around the stem. However, if a tomato's stem has already come off, store it stem-side down
to prevent air from entering and moisture from exiting the place where the stem used to be.