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🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin：R Farm / Local Regenerative
🔖 Certification： Local Regenerative Agricultural Approved Farm
🌱 Producer Introduction：
RR-Farm HK is a regenerative vegetable farm based in Hong Kong that focuses on 5 core principles healthy ecosystem, Community oriented, Educational, Food quality, through our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA). The farm focus is not to sell vegetables but rather to grow vegetables for the community.
Core principles include re-build the ecology by creating a healthy ecosystemthrough soil health (minimal tilling, soil micro-organisms and organic matter amendments), Crop diversity (seasonal vegetables and non-produce landscaped areas, crop rotation and crop successions) and enhancing insect populations (predators and pollinators) for pest management.
🌱 Supplier Products：
🛍 Product Information (Main) (English)：
Binomial Name：Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Chinese Name：蕃茄 | 番茄
Product Description：Sweet and sour, slightly cold in nature. It has the effects of invigorating the stomach and digestion, promoting body fluid and quenching thirst, clearing heat and detoxifying, lowering blood pressure, cooling blood and calming liver, nourishing blood and moistening dryness, relaxing tendons and activating collaterals, etc. Tomatoes contain a variety of elements that can enhance human immunity and prevent cancer, including lycopene, β-carotene, vitamin C, etc., which help to resist oxidation and prevent cell membranes from being damaged by free radicals, thereby protecting cell health. Lycopene is especially good for Helps in preventing prostate tumors in men; in addition, beta-carotene combined with lutein and zeaxanthin work synergistically to help prevent vision loss.
Native to South America, it was introduced to Europe in the 16th century and to Asia in the 17th century. Tomatoes cultivated in China were introduced from Southeast Asia at this time, and after cultivation and selection, a number of varieties suitable for China's climate and cultivation requirements were cultivated.
Variety：Since there are many varieties of tomatoes, the colors are also different, including yellow, orange, red and so on. In addition, there are also cherry tomatoes and pearl eggplants. Occasionally there is a kind of milky yellow oval like white dates, which is called milk tomato.
Generally, tomato planting can be divided into three purposes: cooking, fresh consumption and processing.
Cooked tomatoes are:
Steak Tomatoes (cooked or fresh)
Momotaro Tomatoes (Tony Tomatoes)
Fresh edible tomatoes are basically small fruit tomatoes:
Golden Boy Tomatoes
Supply Season：The main production period is from November to June of the following year, and it is available in Hong Kong throughout the year.
Storage Method：Wipe the surface of the tomato with a rag, and put it in a cool and ventilated place (with the pedicle upward), and it can generally be stored for about 10 days. As for tomatoes that are not fully ripe, they can be left at room temperature to ripen slowly, which can generally be stored for about 2 to 5 weeks.
Tomatoes are suitable for low-temperature refrigeration when they are ripe. They can be stored in the refrigerator for one week to ten days.
#Should Be / Avoided：
Appropriate: It is suitable for those suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, hepatitis, cholecystitis, gallstones, arteriosclerosis, and cancer; in addition, it is also suitable for those who are deficient in vitamin C, pellagra, and chickenpox.
Avoid: Deficiency of the spleen and stomach should not eat too much. Women should not eat raw tomatoes during menstruation. Patients with acute enteritis, bacillary dysentery and active ulcer should not eat it. In addition, people with hyperacidity should not eat on an empty stomach, because tomatoes contain a lot of amines and soluble astringents, etc., which can easily cause stomach distension and pain after eating.
Pregnant women can eat tomatoes
Properties (TCM): cold
Five Flavors in TCM: Sweet, Sour
Efficacy Promote body fluid and quench thirst, invigorate stomach and eliminate food, clear away heat and detoxify
Tomatoes are rich in protein and vitamin C. They are not only good in quality and cheap but also help in beauty, and they also have the functions of appetizing and stimulating appetite. Therefore, tomatoes have almost become one of the favorite foods of pregnant mothers.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which has the effect of maintaining skin. Eating tomatoes can help pregnant women prevent and reduce stretch marks. However, pregnant women should not eat green tomatoes, because green tomatoes contain a lot of toxic tomatine, which may affect fetal development after eating by pregnant women.
Generally, after 2 to 3 months of pregnancy, the fetal bones begin to form. The main component of bones is calcium, but to make free calcium form calcium salts and deposit in bones, acidic substances must participate. Pregnant women eating more acidic foods are also beneficial to the absorption of iron and promote the production of hemoglobin; vitamin C is also an essential nutrient for pregnant women and fetuses, while foods rich in vitamin X are mostly acidic.
Appropriate: 1. Tomato and cabbage: Chinese cabbage and tomato both contain vitamin C and potassium, and eating together can help prevent colds, relax muscles, and soothe your mood. Avoid: 1. Tomato and shochu: Enjoying at the same time will cause chest tightness, which can be eliminated by using mung beans. 2. Tomato and mung bean: Eating at the same time can easily damage your vitality. 3. Tomato and Cucumber: Cucumber contains vitamin C decomposing enzymes, which will destroy a large amount of vitamin C contained in tomatoes. 4. When using tetracycline antibiotics, eat less alkaline foods such as tomatoes, because this will reduce the solubility of tetracycline, thereby reducing the efficacy of the drug.
Cooking Skills：The edible part is the fruit. After plucking the stalks, wash the outer layers of the tomatoes thoroughly under running tap water, carefully cleaning the depressions.
Do not eat tomatoes on an empty stomach. Tomatoes contain a lot of gum, fruit, persimmon gum powder, soluble astringent and other ingredients. These substances are easy to chemically react with gastric acid to form insoluble lumps, blocking the gastric outlet and causing abdominal pain.
Do not eat immature tomatoes, because cyan tomatoes contain a large amount of toxic tomatine. After eating, poisoning symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and general fatigue will appear.
Do not add too much sugar to raw tomatoes. Because tomatoes are slightly sour, adding sugar when eaten raw can make the sweetness stronger and taste better. However, do not add too much sugar. If there is too much sugar, it will increase blood sugar virtually, and too much blood sugar will affect your health.
Don't eat too much, too much will cause diarrhea.
In fact, no matter what delicious food it is, you should eat it in moderation.
Notes：Studies have now pointed out that tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene, which can effectively prevent prostate cancer. Substances for treating high blood pressure are also extracted from citronella.
Green tomatoes contain a lot of tomatine, which can cause dizziness, nausea, and vomiting after eating raw, and can even lead to death in severe cases, so it is not suitable for consumption. There have been many salmonella poisoning incidents involving raw tomatoes in the United States, so it is advisable to choose carefully and cook them correctly.
Tomatoes can be eaten as fruit, but don’t eat them on an empty stomach, because the stomach acid is thicker, and it will condense with persimmon phenol and other substances in tomatoes to form substances that are not easily soluble, blocking the outlet of the stomach, causing gastric dilatation and abdominal pain.
When people fall asleep, a tissue called the pineal gland in the brain will secrete melatonin to promote various repair mechanisms; it can also help fall asleep and improve the quality of sleep. If you can't fall asleep at night, you can drink a small glass of tomato juice, because tomato juice contains a lot of vitamin C, drinking it before going to bed will help you fall asleep.
Dish：Tomatoes can also cook many delicious dishes, the most common ones are tomato scrambled eggs, tomato soup, tomato salad, pickled tomatoes and so on.
Tomato scrambled eggs, tomato potato soup, fungus tomato meat slices, tomato red shirt fish.
Suggested Eating Method：
The edible part is fruit. After removing the ethics, clean the outer layer of the tomato with the flowing tap water and carefully clean the depression.
Do not eat tomatoes on an empty stomach. Tomatoes contain a large amount of glue, fruit, persimmon glue powder, soluble convergence agent and other ingredients. These substances are easy to chemically react with gastric acid, forming blocks that are not easily dissolved, blocking gastric exports and causing abdominal pain.
Do not eat immature tomatoes, because cyan tomatoes contain a large amount of toxic tomato, and after eating, symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and general weakness will occur.
Don't add too much sugar to eat tomatoes raw. Because the tomato is slightly acidic, adding sugar when eating raw can make the sweetness stronger and taste better. However, do not add too much when adding sugar. If too much sugar, it will increase blood sugar, excessive blood sugar, and affect health.
Don't eat too much, eat too much diarrhea.
In fact, no matter what delicious food, you must also eat it.
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🍎 Preserve fruits
1. Fruits especially with softer skin, if packaged, should be placed in the cold box in the original package;
2. Organic fruits are more prone to spoilage if they have water droplets. Put the fruits in a ventilated place to dry or wipe off the water vapor, then wrap the fruits in slightly damp newspaper and put them in a plastic bag before refrigerating. ;
3. Organic fruits do not use preservatives or special treatments. fruits are generally stored for three to five days in room temperature only, should be kept in fridge. Some fruits e.g. papaya will decompose enzymes, so they should be eaten as soon as possible.
🍏 How to wash fruits
Special attention: The dishes, especially small flowers and broccoli, are best soaked in the water to remove residual pesticides (I will have organic farms). It is recommended to use our vegetables and vegetables environmentally friendly cleaner Dish Drops
for 3 to 5 minutes to eliminate residuals Sand and pesticide.
1. Wash fruits before eating to keep them fresh;
2. It is not advisable to soak the fruits for too long, and they should be washed first and then cut to avoid the loss of vitamins;
3. Washing fruits with dilute salt water or Dish Drop can easily remove vegetable insects;
4. Cut fruits with a stainless steel knife to reduce vitamin loss;
5. Vegetable leaves contain a lot of nutrients, so you should avoid shredding, chopping or grinding the leaves;
6. Immediately eat after cutting, to avoid the loss of vitamins due to air oxidation.