Tomatillo

FRUIT

Tomatillo

The tomatillo is also called Mexican earth cherry. The round, large berry is surounded by a dried, straw-yellow, paper-like cup. The green, unripe flesh is tart, but becomes sweeter as it ripens. The tomatillo is mainly used in combination with chili peppers in salty dishes.

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Origin

The tomatillo is native to Mexico and Central America, where it has been an important food crop for centuries.

MEXICO, THE NETHERLANDS& SPAIN

Tomatillo

How to store

Store tomatillo out of the fridge for about 1 week or 2 weeks in the fridge.

How to eat

Remove the papery shell and wash the sticky layer off the tomatillo. The fruits can be eaten raw and used in salsas, soups, jams, or chutneys. Tomatillos can be nicely roasted together with chili peppers and processed into “salsa verde” or “mole”. Delicious with tacos and nachos!

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