Are Mexican Husk Tomatoes the Same with Tomatoes?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tomatillo Looks like a tomato when we open the husk

Mexican husk tomato (husk cherry or jam berry), but well known as tomatillo, sound like “tomato.” Tomatillo and tomatoes both are fruits used as vegetable (eaten raw and chopped or mixed with others as salads).

Tomatillo is Mexico origin, and tomatoes is originated from America, included Mexico. Colonist introduced these fruits to Europe hundred years ago.

So, what is difference between a tomatillo and tomato? Scientific name for tomatillo is Physalis philadelphica, but Lycopersicon esculentum for tomatoes. They are different in genus and species

Tomatillo is tart like flavor and crisp texture. When eating in raw, we might feel its sharp taste and a little bit acidic.

Paperly husk surrounds tomatillo

Mexican husk tomatoes have green color, and change to yellow (some to purple) when ripe. All of us know the taste and colors (green when unripe and red) of tomatoes.

Some people processed tomatillo to be jams. We use tomatillo to make salsa, salads and sauces.

Tomatillo is good source for fiber, mineral and vitamins. Rich in magnesium, iron and phosphorus. Sources of vitamin C and K.

The fruit contains beta-carotene. This vitamin A derivative is an antioxidant to prevent cataracts and macular degenerations, thus very good for our vision.

Do you know tomatillo? What do you use for?

35 comments:

  1. I think they are great for raw salsa. Yum.

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    1. yes, you are...

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    2. Are, Mexican, Husk, Tomatoes, the, Same with Tomatoes?

      Tomatillo is Mexico origin, and tomatoes is originated from America, included Mexico. Colonist introduced these fruits to Europe hundred years ago.

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      Mexican husk tomato (husk cherry or jam berry), but well known as tomatillo, sound like “tomato.” Tomatillo and tomatoes both are fruits used as vegetable (eaten raw and chopped or mixed with others as salads).

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    2. Are, Mexican, Husk, Tomatoes, the, Same, with Tomatoes?

      Some people processed tomatillo to be jams. We use tomatillo to make salsa, salads and sauces.

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  3. I have heard of tomatillos before, but I've never eaten one.

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      Tomatillo is Mexico origin, and tomatoes is originated from America, included Mexico. Colonist introduced these fruits to Europe hundred years ago.

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      Tomatillo is good source for fiber, mineral and vitamins. Rich in magnesium, iron and phosphorus. Sources of vitamin C and K.

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      So, what is difference between a tomatillo and tomato? Scientific name for tomatillo is Physalis philadelphica, but Lycopersicon esculentum for tomatoes. They are different in genus and species

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  5. I've seen them in markets, but I never knew much about them. I certainly don't think we've ever used them in cooking. Thanks for the information - very interesting!

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      Tomatillo is tart like flavor and crisp texture. When eating in raw, we might feel its sharp taste and a little bit acidic.

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  6. Apakah buah ini ada di Indonesia juga, Kak? Nampak dari kandungan mineral dan vitamin, bagus banget jadi salah satu komposisi salad.

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    1. Kayaknya ditanam di Sulawesi...

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  7. I've heard of tomatillo but am not sure if I've ever had one. I think I may have tried it in salsa long ago.

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      Mexican husk tomatoes have green color, and change to yellow (some to purple) when ripe. All of us know the taste and colors (green when unripe and red) of tomatoes.

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  8. tomatillo itu kayak buah ciplukan kalo di tempat gue, tadi sih sempet googling, karna gue gak mudeng baca postingan imi bahasa inggris wkwkw

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    1. yups…

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      Some people processed tomatillo to be jams. We use tomatillo to make salsa, salads and sauces.

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  9. I've never tried tomatillo, now I'm curious ^^
    xx

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      Tomatillo is good source for fiber, mineral and vitamins. Rich in magnesium, iron and phosphorus. Sources of vitamin C and K.

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  10. I have heard about them, but unfortunately I can't buy them here☺

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      The fruit contains beta-carotene. This vitamin A derivative is an antioxidant to prevent cataracts and macular degenerations, thus very good for our vision.

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  11. Lets clear one thing up....
    While both are members of the nightshade family, green tomatoes are hard, unripe tomatoes that can come from any variety of tomato. Tomatillos are not tomatoes, but the fruit of a different plant, and they are covered with papery husks...

    The tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica and Physalis ixocarpa), also known as the Mexican husk tomato, is a plant of the nightshade family bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit of the same name.

    Tomatillos are a very good source of dietary fiber, niacin, potassium, and manganese...

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    1. yes, indeed....they are both the same family, but different genus and different species....

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  13. The first time I saw the shape of tomatillo from the photo in this article.

    Maybe I once ate it when I first tried Mexican cuisine in Jakarta, ..

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    1. Thank you to visit my article:
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    2. Unik sekali bentuknya ...

      Sepertinya dikeringkan, terus buat hiasan dekorasi rumah .. , bagus juga :)

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    3. siip...betol…

      Are Mexican Husk Tomatoes the Same with Tomatoes?

      Tomatillo is Mexico origin, and tomatoes is originated from America, included Mexico. Colonist introduced these fruits to Europe hundred years ago.

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  14. I have never eaten tomatillo, I learned about this fruit today from your post. I am willing to find them and try. Great information about this interesting fruit!

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    1. Thank you to visit my article:
      Are, Mexican, Husk, Tomatoes, the Same with Tomatoes?
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      Mexican husk tomato (husk cherry or jam berry), but well known as tomatillo, sound like “tomato.” Tomatillo and tomatoes both are fruits used as vegetable (eaten raw and chopped or mixed with others as salads).

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  15. Are, Mexican, Husk, Tomatoes, the Same with Tomatoes?

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