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Apr 01

Veggie of the Month: Tomatillos

Every month the CDC highlights a fruit and vegetable that should be in a healthy diet. April Fools! This month's vegetable is actually a fruit – the tomatillo. A tomatillo looks like a small green or yellow tomato wrapped in a brown husk. Tomatillos are popular in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine and are available year round in the supermarket. You can even find them canned, but we know fresh is best! Tomatillos are a rich in vitamins C, lycopene, potassium, and folate, and just like tomatoes they are known to have anti-cancer properties.

For more information on the vegetable of the month including recipes, visit: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/month/.  And be sure to remove the husk before consuming. 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.choicesforkids.org/veggie-of-the-month-tomatillos/

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