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09-02-2010, 10:47 PM
I had thrown green unripe tomatoes from my garden into my freezer before I went on a long vacation. Today I put a lot of frozen green tomatoes into my morning smoothie. After consuming the smoothie my stomach felt poorly for several hours. I am not sure if it was because of the tomatoes. Has anyone heard that unripe green tomatoes are unfit for food?
09-03-2010, 01:40 AM
I imagine they'd give me an upset stomach too. How many and what size where they? Maybe it was just too much. We've eaten one or two green zebras at a time in early stages without problems though, so I don't know.
You can keep green maters quite a while by gently storing them wrapped in newspaper or tissue paper, placed a couple to a lunch bag. I think I've had them store a couple months over the winter while they slowly ripened at near 70 degrees F. I suppose you could extend the storage time at lower temps. Next time you are away, would that work for you, instead of freezing?
09-03-2010, 03:38 AM
The tomato is a fruit, like other fruit it ripens. The green tomato is not a different kind of tomato, it's just an unripe tomato. Unripe fruit is very acidic. When fruit ripens it becomes more alkaline.
So I would only eat red tomatoes.
09-03-2010, 12:46 PM
Hi there! I wouldn't eat raw green tomatoes, as they contain solanine, just as green on potatoes do. Cooking would neutralize this, aka. "fried green tomatoes" but raw would be bad for the tummy.
09-03-2010, 02:37 PM
Thanks for all the useful responses!
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