A to Z of Food Storage


Best Storage:

Cool area

Tomatoes are most flavoursome and have a better texture when stored on a cool bench, however you need to be able to eat them in time! To halt ripening, put them into the fridge - place on a teatowel on a top shelf closer to the door which is a warmer section of your fridge, and check regularly that they are not getting mouldy. Bring to room temperature before eating. Use a silicone food saver over cut ends or put cut tomatoes in an airtight container and use asap.


Yes - cooked

Tomatoes can be frozen whole or in sections. Once frozen, place them in an airtight container or re-useable zip lock bag and into the freezer. Once defrosted, tomatoes will be mushy, so use them in soups, sauces, casseroles and cooked meals.

Use it up!

Tomatoes gone soft? There are so many uses for them! Try these delicious oven dried tomatoes: