Tomatillos: Why are they so sticky? | Wednesday’s In the Know
If you saw yesterday’s Tuesday's Tip of the Day, you now know how to remove the sticky gummy exterior. But, let’s back up a second and discus why its sticky in the first place!
The sticky exterior below the husk acts as a protective shield from pests. The chemical compound found in the sticky film, Withanolides, offers an off-putting flavor profile which helps to protect the tomatillos from harm’s way. To remove the sticky exterior, check out yesterday’s Tip of the Day and then take a hand at my roasted tomatillo salsa recipe!
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