People have been picking LEAP tomatoes anyway both red and green. Our partners in Wyre Forest Islamic Community Group have picked them to make curries with for example, other people have made chutney or have picked them to pickle. We have posted below a recipe from YouTube for green tomato chutney, an incredibly nutritious addition to most people's diet.
Here are some fascinating facts about green tomatoes from extracts taken from the Healthy Eating page of San Francisco based website SFGate.
Green Tomatoes even more than red ones are superfoods. "A large green tomato has 43 milligrams of vitamin C, providing half the daily requirement for men and nearly 60 percent for women. It also has 58 micrograms of vitamin A, giving you close to one-tenth of your recommended daily intake. Getting enough of these antioxidant vitamins can help protect your immune system and prevent premature aging. Vitamin C also helps your body absorb iron, so it is beneficial to eat green tomatoes with an iron source, such as meat, poultry, fish, spinach or an iron supplement. According to research Tomato plants use their tomatine content to combat bacteria, fungi, viruses and insects, but tomatine also appears to offer many human health benefits. One large green tomato provides about 10 percent of your daily requirement for the B vitamins thiamin, vitamin B-6 and pantothenic acid, as well as a little less than 10 percent of the riboflavin and niacin you need each day. A green tomato also has one-fifth of your recommended daily intake for vitamin K, a nutrient that further benefits your blood by helping it to clot properly. Although a green tomato is low in mineral content, it supplements your diet with 5 to 10 percent of your recommended daily intake for iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese, minerals that benefit your blood, nerve function, bones and muscles. It also provides 2 grams of protein and 2 grams of fibre, helping to satisfy your appetite and keep you feeling full. For only 42 calories, a green tomato supplies a wide range of nutrients."
Reference link:- http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-green-tomatoes-7590.html
This is the final call then, the remaining tomatoes will deterioriate rapidly as the colder winter weather arrives - so get there before Jack Frost does! Any remaining tomatoes will be picked by the LEAP team on Saturday 21 October LEAP work party so this is the last chance of FREE tomatoes this year from Let's Eat the Park