On The Vine Yellow Tomatoes
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On the vine tomatoes are marketed and sold stem-on, with four or five tomatoes to each vine. As they are allowed to ripen to a later stage of maturity, they have a higher sugar content and a lower acidity.
Yellow on the vine tomatoes are available year-round, with some gapping in winter months.
The tomato vine contains nutrients and continues to feed the fruit while they are ripening in cases or on the shelf. Other varieties are picked green and ripened with a poly ethylene gas which reduces the natural sugar content and sometimes results in a more mealy texture.
Ripe tomatoes offer vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, potassium and dietary fiber. Containing up to 94 percent water, tomatoes are low in calories.
On the vine tomatoes are ideal for display and uniform slices. Use in fresh preparations by pairing with fresh cow's milk cheeses, basil, oregano, melons, in sandwiches, pasta, summer squash, eggplant and peppers. Add to fruit and vegetable platters or with red and orange tomatoes for a colorful contrast. Store at room temperature on the vine until ready to use.