Tomatillos - 3pc
Tomatillos 3 pieces - approximately 150g
Tomatillos look like a smaller version of tomatoes, but they’re totally different, although they're both technically classified as fruits.
What Are Tomatillos?
Tomatillos, also known as Mexican husk tomatoes or husk cherries, belong to the nightshade family, along with other vegetables like tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers.
They are native to Mexico and are a staple in many Mexican dishes.
Commonly used in several Central and South American dishes for their tangy, citrus flavor that's slightly acidic.
How to eat tomatillos?
You can eat it raw or cooked. The most common is to make it into salsa verge or green salsa!
Find a salsa verde recipe here. This recipe teaches 3 ways to make the sauce. One my roasting the tomatillos, the other 2 by either pan roasting or boiling so not to worry even you don't have an oven!
We all know that we should be eating the color of the rainbow. But why?
Every single color in the plant has its unique micro nutrient called phytochemical. Phyto comes from Greek word (φυτόν) meaning 'plant' and these are the natural components produced by plants, generally to help them resist fungi, bacteria and plant virus infections, and also consumption by insects and other animals. Some phytochemicals have been used as poisons and others as traditional medicine. It is that powerful.
These brightly colored veggies not only have the powerful health benefits but can also add color, fun and flavors to your table!
Tomatillos are a great source of dietary fiber and are low in fat content. They’re also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, niacin, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.
They also contain organic compounds like withanolides and flavonoids like lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene, which have many physiological benefits. A 100-gram portion of tomatillo contains:
Energy: 32 calories
Protein: 0.96 grams
Total lipid (fat): 1.02 grams
Carbohydrate: 5.84 grams
Fiber (dietary): 1.9 grams
Calcium: 7 milligrams
Iron: 0.62 milligrams
Magnesium: 20 milligrams
Potassium: 268 milligrams
Phosphorus: 39 milligrams
Vitamin C: 11.7 milligrams
Vitamin K: 10.1 micrograms
Choline: 7.6 milligrams
Zinc: 0.22 milligrams
Copper: 0.079 milligrams
Manganese: 0.153 milligrams
Thiamin: 0.044 milligrams
Riboflavin: 0.035 milligrams
Niacin: 1.85 milligrams
Selenium: 0.5 micrograms
Country of Origin : Mexico