Once the prices of vegetables go up, the prices of vegetables go down. Once the prices go down, the prices go down. Especially the tomato farmer who suffers losses every year due to unsustainable prices …
Don’t Waste Tomatoes: Once the prices of vegetables go up, the prices of vegetables go down. The tomato farmer in particular continues to face losses every year with unsustainable prices. However appeal to tomato farmers. If not, stop throwing them on the road and choose a storage method. Cut quality tomatoes and dry. Dried tomatoes are in high demand. One kilo of tomatoes can make 500 grams of powder.
The tomato farmer is upset with the unstable prices. Although tomatoes are cultivated in all the districts of the Telugu states, the highest yield is in Rayalaseema districts. Chittoor district is the name given to the cultivation of tomatoes. Ten kg of good quality tomato is currently priced at Rs. Is 130. It is priced at Rs. Farmers are severely affected in cases where it falls to 10. The valuable food that comes to hand is being wasted. In this context, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (08554 200418) in Reddipally, Anantapur District, suggests that tomatoes can be dried, dried and dried and used sparingly. The KVK study found that there was no difference in taste and no loss of nutrients when tomato drains and powders were stored and used.
Dry for 7-10 days:
Tomato drains, choose quality nuts for dry making. Wash the tomatoes in clean water. Cut into four to 8 pieces and place on a plastic sheet at a temperature of 34 degrees Celsius. Dry for 7 to 10 days. Be careful not to let snow fall on the drains. Fully dried drains can be stored in airtight plastic covers to prevent damage. 60 g of drainage is made from kg tomatoes. Drains can be dried. 500 grams of powder can be made with a kilo of tomatoes.
No shortage of flavors and nutrients:
Stored dried beans can be soaked in water for 4 to 6 hours and then put in curries. Tomato powder can be added directly to curries and juices. Soup can be made. Reddipalli KVK has experimented with giving tomato drains and powder to some women. Health experts say the taste of the dishes made with them is similar to that of fresh tomatoes. Tomato drains and powders stored for 45 days were tested at the Agricultural University (Rajendranagar) Quality Control Center. Vitamin C, lycopene, etc. are almost as nutritious as fresh tomatoes.
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