Make Tomato Preserves With the Tomatoes From Your Backyard

You planted your seeds a couple of months ago and now it’s time to harvest your fruits and vegetables. Many times we get an abundance of vegetables, especially tomatoes if you grew a couple of vines. It’s fun to watch them grow and nothing tastes better than vegetables grown in your own back yard. But, you can’t spend the rest of the summer eating tomatoes, so what could you do?

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One of the easiest things to do is to give them away to your friends and family, but as expensive as tomatoes are in the fall and winter, you might want to reconsider. Making preserves is very easy and tomatoes have a lot of antioxidants. They are a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C, folic acid, beta-carotene, lutein, fiber and much more. ThinkstockPhotos-452416015

Canning is a great way to preserve those tomatoes that you’ve grown in abundance. Tomatoes have natural acids, which is why they’re so easy to make preserves and they last long. Many preserves can last a couple of months to a year if you freeze them.