What is tomato juice? About the ingredient tomato juice. Including 296 recipes with tomato juice, nutrition data, and where to find it.
Tomato juice is the juice from skinless tomatoes. It is usually used as a beverage, either plain or in cocktails such as a Bloody Mary.
Many commercial manufacturers of tomato juice also add significant amounts of salt so be certain to check the nutrition facts if you are on a sodium restricted diet.
Other ingredients are also often added, such as onion powder, garlic powder, other spices and even clam juice. These tomato juice based, vegetable juice cocktails are popular for use in a variety of mixed drinks. One popular brand of this tomato juice mixture is Clamato, click here for a list of varieties. The tomato juice known to most people is always boiled and thus is not available as a fresh product.
A recent small scale study has indicated that tomato juice contains a factor (dubbed P3) that inhibits platelets in blood from clumping together and forming blood clots. The authors suggest this might be beneficial to diabetes sufferers. The actual effect of increased intake of tomato juice by diabetics has never been studied.
Tomato juice also contains the antioxidant lycopene**.
Scientific studies have suggested that lycopene consumption may protect against prostate cancer, breast cancer, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease. Epidemiological research has also shown that lycopene may also protect against breast cancer and myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Tomato juice is usually found in the canned goods section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Tomato juice is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.
|1 fl oz||30|
|6 fl oz||182|
|British (UK) term:||Tomato juice|
|en français:||jus de tomate|
|en español:||jugo de tomate|
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