Tomato loses its nutrients and its characteristic aroma weakens.
Most people after purchasing this famous delicious summer foods, place in a refrigerator to preserve its freshness. But scientists from the French Agricultural companies claim just the opposite.
They are numerous studies which confirm that with storing tomatoes in the refrigerator they quickly become soft and lose their nutrients and characteristic flavor.
Tomatoes originated from areas with warm climate, and their storage in the refrigerator causes chemical changes which leads to cellular breakdown.
This occurs at a temperature lower than 10 degrees while the majority coolers have a temperature 2 to 6 degrees Celsius.
If you bought the tomatoes that are already soft and ripe, only then should be put in the refrigerator in order not to decay, claim the researchers.