7 Health Benefits of Tomatoes/ How to Preserve Fresh Tomato Paste For 6 Months Without Refrigeration

      7 Health Benefits of Tomatoes/ How to Preserve Fresh Tomato Paste For 6 Months Without Refrigeration

      Tomatoes are one of the common food ingredients found in your kitchen. Tomatoes are used in so many food preparations. This food has amazing health benefits people are not aware of. Tomatoes  are rich in antioxidants,  vitamin C, low calories and contain potassium as well. Know the health benefits of tomatoes and how to preserve fresh tomato paste to avoid discarding them, and make good use of this amazing food nutrient.

      Health Benefits of Tomatoes

      1. Tomatoes improve heart health and prevent heart disease: Tomatoes contain lycopene, the chemical responsible for the red color of tomatoes. This lycopene helps to improve heart health. Tomatoes also contain antioxidants which also help to prevent heart disease.

      2. Tomatoes help to prevent metabolic disease: Metabolic disease is a group of conditions such as high blood sugar, high blood pressure, blood fat. These metabolic diseases increase one’s risk of developing serious health problems such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes. Eating raw tomatoes can help to prevent these metabolic diseases.

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      3. Tomatoes help to prevent constipation: Constipation is caused by inadequate fluid and fibre. Tomatoes contain adequate fluid and fibre to prevent constipation.

      4. Tomatoes help to prevent cancer: Tomatoes contain lycopene and beta carotene. These two chemicals contain anti-cancer properties, thereby reducing one’s risk of developing cancer.

      5. Tomatoes help to boost the immune system: Tomatoes contain a lot of vitamin C, which helps to boost the immune system.

      6. Tomatoes help to improve bone strength: tomatoes contain calcium and vitamin K, which are the main source of maintaining stronger bones.

      7. Tomatoes improve kidney health.

      How to preserve fresh tomato paste for months

      Things Needed

      1. Fresh tomatoes

      2. Glass bottles with tight lids

      Steps

      1. Wash the tomatoes in clean water.

      2. Blend the fresh tomatoes

      3. Boil the blended tomatoes until the water dries out and the paste becomes solidified.

      4. Allow the paste to cool down.

      5. Fetch the paste into the bottles and close them with the lid or cap.

      6. Put the bottles in a bigger pot and fill them with water until all the bottles are fully immersed in the water.

      7. Put this on fire and boil for about 15 – 20 minutes.

      8. Remove the bottles and keep your paste in a cool dry place.

      There is no need to refrigerate your paste.

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      Reference: www. Health.com

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