Pickling vegetables is a staple in Russian foods.
Cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes and garlic are all staples of the Russian diet. A salty brine is used to preserve vegetables, such as whole tomatoes for the winter.
Marinated Tomatoes - ripe and juicy - is a zesty summer salad or a versatile side dish!
You will love to eat these marinated tomatoes with a Rice Pilaf or Plov.
They are also great as a side dish on your plate next to potatoes, especially with heartier and heavier meals.
The whole marinated tomatoes burst with flavor, it replaces a salad for me.
The flavors after even 1 month in the fridge are absolutely amazing! (if they last that long in your fridge!) The tomatoes keep their ‘just picked’ juicy freshness, full of flavor, just asking to be mopped up with crusty bread.
Keep the Marinated Tomatoes refrigerated, they cannot be kept on the shelf or pantry.
The water content of tomatoes is around 95%. The other 5% consists mainly of carbohydrates and fiber.
Here are the nutrients in a small (100-gram) raw tomato:
- Calories: 18
- Water: 95%
- Protein: 0.9 grams
- Carbs: 3.9 grams
- Sugar: 2.6 grams
- Fiber: 1.2 grams
- Fat: 0.2 grams
Vitamins and minerals
Tomatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin C. This vitamin is an essential nutrient and antioxidant. One medium-sized tomato can provide about 28% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI).
- Potassium. An essential mineral, potassium is beneficial for blood pressure control and heart disease prevention.
- Vitamin K1. Also known as phylloquinone, vitamin K is important for blood clotting and bone health.
- Folate (vitamin B9). One of the B vitamins, folate is important for normal tissue growth and cell function. It’s particularly important for pregnant women.
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