Tomatillo is related to the tomato and is native to Mexico and Central America. The fruit resembles a small unripe tomato and is usually green or yellow. The yellow colour indicates ripeness, but tomatillo’s are most often used when they are still green. The fruit is covered in a husk. Tomatillo’s flesh is full of small seeds and has a sweet/sour flavour.
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Tomatillos are available from Mexico and the USA.
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Tomatillos are small fruits (used as a vegetable) enclosed in a husk. The fruit resembles a small unripe tomato and is usually green.View Tomatillo
To eat tomatillo, the papery husk must be removed. After that the fruit should be washed and is ready to be consumed.Consumption
Tomatillo is commonly eaten out-of-hand and has a typical sweet and sour taste. The fruit is also ideal for making jam and is a tasteful ingredient for salads, desserts and cakesWhen to eat
The fruit is ripe when the skin has turned bright yellow, but is often used when they are still green. No matter what ripeness stage, keep tomatillos refrigerated.
Did you know?
- The tomatillo is also known as the; ‘Husk tomato’, ‘Jamberry’,’ Husk cherry’,’ Mexican tomato’, or ‘Ground cherry’.
- Tomatillos are a member of the nightshade family.
- In Mexico, the fruit is called ‘Tomates verdes’, which means green tomato.