Do you just LOOOOOVE tomato sauce?
You could put it on anything and everything?
But you probably heard by now all these horror stories how bad tomato sauce or ketchup is for you…
According to edrugsearch.com ‘By eating just one tablespoon of this condiment, you are consuming 7% of your sugar intake and a portion of your daily intake of sodium. That is from just a single tablespoon!’ Also, a lot of brands including Heinz use corn syrup which can cause toxicity in the blood, blood pressure issues, and mineral imbalance if it is eaten too much. Sorry to break the bad news to you all…
On a positive note – you can eat tomato sauce or ketchup, but I recommend to make your own! It is sooooo simple you won’t believe it!
When you prepare your own Homemade tomato sauce or ketchup, you know exactly what you add to it, what ingredients you use and the quality of produce you are using. Moreover, you can enjoy the benefits of tomatoes because it can be good for you.
‘Consumption of tomatoes and tomato-based products has been linked to many benefits regarding heart disease, cancer prevention and skin health.’ (healthline.com):
Homemade Tomato Sauce
Level: super easy
Score: 9/10 (although this is the best Tomato Sauce recipe so far 😉 )
1 garlic clove
50g. extra virgin olive oil
800g. fresh plum tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt
5-10 fresh basil leaves
- Cut onions in small cubes, crush the garlic and saute everything on medium heat.
- In the meantime soak tomatoes in Strong Kangen water pH11.5 to clean off all the chemicals from the tomatoes.
- Then cut the fresh tomatoes into pieces and place them to the food processor.
- Add sauteed onions and garlic.
- Season everything with sugar, Pink Himalayan salt, add basil leaves.
- Blitz everything together for few seconds until it’s smooth.
- Then transfer the mixture to the pot, cover with the lid and cook on the medium heat for approx 30 minutes.
- Serve with pasta, on a pizza dough or as a sauce for vegetables and other dishes.
Note: You can add various different herbs or spices for different taste. If you like spicy sauce, add chili peppers in Step 5.
The possible downside: ‘Tomatoes are generally well tolerated, but they may cause allergic reactions in people allergic to grass pollen. Tomatoes grown in contaminated soils may contain higher levels of fluoride’ (healthline.com)