· Plum tomatoes may be ground into tomato paste or a concentrated tomato product which can be added to stocks, soups, and sauces for a strong tomato flavor.
· These tomatoes also perform well when used fresh in simple sauces, sometimes simply cut into wedges and sauteed with garlic, onion, and a few other ingredients, and they can be used raw in salads as well.
· They can also be preserved in oil with fresh mozarella cheese, sliced into salsas, and used as a garnish
How to store plum tomatoes
While a plum tomato does not have a great deal of flavor, it does have a very long shelf life. These tomatoes hold their shape well when they are canned, and break down nicely in tomato sauces. They can be stored in the refrigerator or frozen in deep freezers.
Health benefits of plum tomatoes
· Lycopene is an antioxidant which purportedly fights the free radicals that can interfere with normal cell growth and activity. These free radicals can potentially lead to cancer, heart disease and premature aging.
· Green tomatoes are also high in vitamin C (concentrated the most in the juice sacs surrounding the seeds) and contain goodly amounts of potassium, iron, dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin A and vitamin B.