Today, many people are watching what they eat. While some choose to eat less meat, some go for veggies, but others prefer organic. Organic tomato sauce is one of the best organic foods that you can find in the market and at the same time you can also prepare at home.
Supermarkets usually sell organic tomato sauces in cans that cost around $1 to $3 each. You’ll find several expensive varieties that are imported and contain various spices as well. It’s important that you check the label when you buy from the supermarket. Make sure that there are no preservatives, artificial flavoring and additives in the ingredients.
If you want to make home-made organic tomato sauce, you can buy the tomatoes from an organic vegetable store or pick the ripe one from your own garden. It’s also good to flavor your sauce with herbs like basic, oregano and garlic; some spices such as cayenne or black pepper; and a little salt to taste. Cook the unpeeled or peeled tomatoes until they break down, in a pot over moderate heat. You can then use a food processor if you wish to puree the sauce and for smoother texture. You can use the sauce in so many ways. It’s best for pizzas, pastas, soups, stews and other home-cooked dishes.
You’ll often hear from most folks who choose organic tomato sauce that it has better flavor compared to regular tomato sauce. The secret to that is the slow growing process of the tomato plants and the nutrients that helped develop the fruit. The flavorful result is due to the lack of chemical-based pesticides and fertilizers that can surely degrade the natural components of these plants. Slow-cooking is another factor that enhances the flavor of the sauce. Cooking over low flame for several hours is what some folks would recommend if you want your sauce to have be more concentrated and flavorful.
For organic tomato gardeners like you, organic tomato sauce is an addition to your favorite hobby. You can make lots of batches of your own produce and sell them to your neighbors or give them away as take-home gifts to guests.
The best thing about organic tomato sauce is the loads of nutrients that you can get. You’ll get a healthy supply of lycopene, antioxidants, vitamins A and C aside from having natural, organic food on your table.