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Tomatillo (toe-mah-TEE-yoh)

Like the tomato the Tomatillo is a member of the nightshade family and the Tomatillo resembles a small green tomato except for its papery husk that reveals its kinship to the gooseberry.

A staple in the Aztec diet its taste has familiar tones of green apple, herb and lemon.

Tomatillo have a sticky residue on their skin and should be washed in warm water to remove it.

Tomatillos ripen to a yellow color but are at their best quality when bright green and firm in their husk. Tomatillos are known to be very inconsistent in taste with one batch being sweet and mild and being so sour that sugar is required to make the batch edible.

Tomatillos are at their best during the spring and summer

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