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Tomato Paste

Nutritional Information

1 cup, tomato paste

  • Calories 215
  • Calories from Fat 11.07
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 1.23g2%
  • Saturated Fat 0.262g1%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.176g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.419g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 257mg11%
  • Potassium 2657mg76%
  • Total Carbohydrate 49.54g17%
  • Dietary Fiber 11.8g47%
  • Sugars 27.27g
  • Protein 11.32g23%
  • Calcium 9mg1%
  • Iron 43mg239%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 96%

Tomato Paste Cooking Considerations:

tomato bread ==with tomato paste, basil, flour, yeast, salt, olive oil

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Tomato paste is a thick paste made from ripened tomatoes with skin and seeds removed. Originally it was an artisan product that is still made the traditional way in parts of Sicily, Southern Italy and Malta. The artisan product is made by spreading out a much reduced tomato sauce on wooden boards. The boards are set outdoors under the hot August sun to dry the paste until it is thick enough, when scraped up, to hold together in a richly coloured dark ball.

In the UK paste is referred to as puree or concentrate, whereas in the US paste is not equal to puree which is much more liquid heavy.

Today this artisan product is hard to find and most people use the industrial (much thinner) version. Depending on its manufacturing conditions, tomato paste can be the basis for making ketchup or reconstituted tomato juice.

Hot break: heated to about 100°C; pectin is preserved -> thicker -> ketchup. Cold break: heated to about 66°C; colour and flavour is preserved -> juice

Its most common culinary usage is to enrich the flavour of sauces, particularly tomato sauce. It is most commonly available in tin cans and squeeze tubes.

See also

Tomato purée Tomato sauce Ketchup


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