- We grow both green and purple tomatillos.
If you are not going to use them immediately, leave the husks intact, wrapped around the fruit like little paper bags. Either store on the counter or in the refrigerator. They should never be stored in air-tight containers. They will keep well for several weeks to a month. They may also be frozen whole or sliced.
Tomatillos are a good source of Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Niacin, Potassium and Manganese.
- Tomatillo means little tomato and is just one of nearly one hundred Physalis species.
- Tomatillos are called "Chinese lantern plants" because of the unusual paper covering on the outside of the fruit.
- It is also sometimes referred to as husk tomato or Mexican husk tomato.