Availability, Nutrition, and Recipe Suggestions

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Storage:  Tomatillos can be left on the counter top for 3-6 days. Any longer and you should place them in a paper bag inside the veggie draw.

Preservation:  Here is a simple way to can your Tomatillos for preserving them. From the National Center for Home Food Preservation.

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Nutrition:  Tomatillos have a good source of Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Niacin, Potassium and Manganese. [nutrtiondata.self.com]

Deep Nutrition:  Tomatillos nutrients work well with others.  B-carotenes zeaxanthin and lutein impart extraordinarily potent antioxidant properties that work with vitamin A to protect vision and help prevent macular degeneration. Vitamin A also helps maintain healthy mucus membranes and skin, and the flavonoids do their part in inhibiting lung and mouth cancers. [foodfacts.mercola.com]

Deep Science:  A recently-discovered set of naturally occurring phytochemical compounds called withanolides, such as Ixocarpalactone-A, is one of the compounds in tomatillo found to be not only antibacterial, but also a natural cancer fighter. Traditional healers in India have been known to prescribe foods containing these compounds as a tonic for arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. [foodfacts.mercola.com]

Preparation:  Remove Tomatillos from their husks. If cooking boil for about 5 minutes then proceed to crush or puree.

Tomatillo Recipe Suggestions:

Tomatillos also pair well with- Cilantro, fish, cucumber, onions, tequila, tomatoes.

Yum.

authored by: Danny G

February 2018