Tomato Puree Which one among these four?
Which one among these four?
Tomato puree differs from tomato sauce or tomato paste in consistency and content. It can be used in soups, stews, sauces, or any other dish where the tomato flavor is desired, but not the texture. Readymade tomato puree gives an appealing red colour to rich gravies. It is particularly handy when good-quality tomatoes are not in season. However, it is a processed food product and many other ingredients may be added to enhance its taste. They may also contain preservatives to extend the shelf life. And what really is the lycopene content in the tomato puree? The following report will answer these questions with regard to four popular brands of tomato puree.
The tests were carried out in an NABLaccredited laboratory. It may straightaway be revealed that all the tested brands of tomato puree were packed in aseptically processed Tetra Pak. Aseptically processed and packaged products do not require preservatives to be added, and so all these brands were free from preservatives. Tomato puree refers to the unfermented product that is obtained by concentrating the juice of sound, ripe tomatoes to the desired concentration. It may contain salt.