Three Ways to Use Canned Tomatoes

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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Whether purchased as a cost-saving measure or stashed for a rainy day, canned foods have a lot to offer, including their shelf stability and budget-friendly qualities. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, canned tomatoes are the most popular canned vegetable in the United States.
While many people fear losing out on nutrients by choosing canned over fresh goods, it’s important to understand that the canning process preserves a lot of important nutrients. Lycopene, an antioxidant that gives tomatoes their rich red color, is actually two-fold higher in canned tomatoes than in raw tomatoes, thanks to the canning process. Beyond its lycopene content, tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K, aiding the body’s immune system functions, maintaining healthy blood pressure and blood clotting.
Want to switch up the way you use canned tomatoes? Try these three easy and budget-friendly recipes:
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