A member of the nightshade family along with aubergines, peppers and chillies, tomatoes are in fact a fruit, but their affinity for other savoury ingredients means that they are usually classed as a vegetable. Tomatoes have fleshy internal segments filled with slippery seeds surrounded by a watery matrix. They can be red, yellow, orange, green, purple, or brown in colour.
Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Use within 1 week after ripe. Tomatoes taste best if not refrigerated; refrigerate only if you can?t use them before they spoil.
The cherry tomato is very versatile. Drizzle with a favorite dressing or vinaigrette or add to stir-fry recipes. Enjoy by the handful, with fresh herbs (such as dill weed, parsley, curry, oregano, chili powder, bay leaves, mint, thyme and garlic), or as an attractive edible garnish. They are also perfect as an appetizer for any social event!