FRESH

We Represent

TOMATOES

 

Consumer Tips

STORAGE
  • Never store tomatoes in the refrigerator. Storing tomatoes in the refrigerator can ruin their texture and flavour.

  • Leave tomatoes on-the-vine intact until just before use. This helps maintain their freshness and allows them to fully ripen. 

  • Wash produce right before eating. All produce should always be washed, but it is important to not to wash produce too early. As moisture sits on the produce it can cause decay.

SELECTION
  • Select tomatoes that are round, full, feel heavy for their size, and that are free from bruises and blemishes. The skin should be taut and not shrivelled.

NUTRITION
  • Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has been clinically proven to reduce the harmful effects of UV rays as well as reducing the risk of some cancers.

  • Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, dietary fibre, folate, magnesium and potassium

CUCUMBERS

 

Consumer Tips

STORAGE
  • Store seedless cucumbers in the vegetable crisper to help maintain their optimum temperature.

  • Leave the wrap on seedless cucumbers until it’s time to eat them. It helps to seal in moisture.

  • Wash produce right before eating.

  • All produce should always be washed, but it is important to not to wash produce too early. As moisture sits on the produce it can cause decay.

SELECTION
  • Look for seedless cucumbers with a bright, even colour of skin without dullness or sweating. Avoid seedless cucumbers with blemishes, soft spots, yellowing or that are easily bent.

NUTRITION
  • Seedless Cucumbers are made up of 90% water and are an excellent source of vitamin C, dietary fibre, magnesium, potassium, and silica.

  • The most nutrients in stored in the peel of the Seedless cucumber, which is completely edible, so be sure not to peel them.

  • Seedless cucumbers are known for their benefits to the skin, for detoxifying the body and even as for weight loss.

  • Greenhouse cucumbers are not pollinated, which makes them seedless – this is especially helpful for preventing gas typically caused by eating cucumber seeds.

PEPPERS

 

Consumer Tips

STORAGE
  • Store peppers in the vegetable crisper.

  • Peppers need to be kept in a cooler environment.

  • In the home, the best place is the refrigerator. 

  • Wash produce right before eating.

  • All produce should always be washed, but it is important to not wash produce too early. As moisture sits on the produce it can cause decay.

SELECTION
  • Look for peppers that are vibrant in colour.

  • The skins should be firm and unblemished.

  • Avoid peppers with any dark spots.

  • The peppers you choose should also have a nice, weighty feel for their size.

NUTRITION
  • Peppers are an excellent source of Vitamin C with over 250% more Vitamin C than citrus fruits by weight.

  • In addition to Vitamin C, peppers are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Dietary Fibre, Folate, Magnesium and Potassium.

© 2020 by Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

Follow us on

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Linkedin