What is tomato paste?
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Tomato paste is a thick paste made by adding sugar to ripened tomatoes with skin and seeds removed. Its most common culinary usage is to enrich the flavor of sauces, particularly tomato sauce. It is most commonly available in tin cans and squeeze tubes.
It was traditionally made in parts of Sicily, Southern Italy and Malta by spreading out a much reduced tomato sauce on wooden boards. The boards are set outdoors under the hot August sun to dry the paste until it is thick enough, when scraped up, to hold together in a richly colored dark ball.
Today this artisan product is harder to find than the industrial (much thinner) version.
Tomato paste is usually found in the canned goods section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Tomato paste is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.
|1 can (6 oz)||170|
|British (UK) term:||Tomato paste|
|en français:||la pâte de tomates|
|en español:||pasta de tomate|
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