Season: August to September

Description: Tomatillos provide vitamin C, an antioxidant that may reduce your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Vitamin C helps protect skin from bruising, helps heal cuts and keeps gums healthy. Eating foods with vitamin C helps the body absorb iron. Tomatillos also provide potassium and fiber. Potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure, and fiber helps control cholesterol and keeps you regular.

Selection: Dry, hard tomatillos with tight fitting husks that are dry and have no mold.

Storing: Refrigerate in a loose or open container in the cripser for 2 to 3 weeks.

Recipes containing Tomatillos: