It is a fact that tomato has so many benefits also you can grow it our own garden and they are cheap too; all they need a little care. When you have tomato in your own garden then deriving some benefits from it is not a bad deal. Tomato is for your health and when it comes to tomato powder it is pure or you can say it is versatile. You can make so many things from tomato like tomato sauce, salsa, paste etc that are nutritious for your body but above all tomato powder is the best to way to get the proper nutrition from tomato as it is affluent in dietary fibers that assists the gastrointestinal area also uphold the feeling of fullness.
Tomato has antioxidants such as lycopene that helps in fighting against the free radicals also cures the damage caused by them. It lessens the chances of unremitting diseases like stroke, cancer and heart diseases.
If you have tomato in your home’s garden then you are super lucky as you can make your tomato powder at home and get so many nutrients from it. Here to assist you we have gathered some points that how tomato powder is good for your health but before let’s understand how to make it.
Step 1: Peel the tomatoes, squeeze them and let them dry for few minutes. To hydrate the peels you can use a dehydrator but if you don’t have one then take a baking sheet and spread them over it.
Step 2: After dehydrating it for few minutes take another sheet of dehydrator and spread the peels over it. To spread the tomato peels you can a spatula.
Step 3: Dry the squeezed tomato, if you are using a dehydrator it is mandatory to use the temperature about 135°F/57°C or if you are using an oven then temperature should be about 180°F/82°C and check it in every 30 minutes. Keep them into the dehydrator or oven until the tomato got completely dry.
Step 4: Remove the tomato from the oven or dehydrator and let them cool at least for a night.
Step 5: After cooling put them into the blender and blend them until they seems like a powder. When you got the proper powder material keep it into a tight storage box or bottle.
Now, let’s discuss about the benefits of the tomato powder.
We have prepared a list about the nutritional value of per 14g of tomato powder. You can estimate yours according to the amount of tomato powder you are using.
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1 Tomato protects you from harmful sun rays.
Tomato has an antioxidant known as Lycopene that protects the skin from sunburn. According to an investigation of British society for investigative dermatology, the ones who have consumed tomato for 84 days was experienced about thirty per cent protection from harmful sun rays than the ones who haven’t consumed it for this much time.
- It helps in protecting against prostate cancer.
The antioxidant lycopene which tomato has is known to reduce the chances of prostate cancer in the male reproductive system. According to a research in 20032, of National Cancer Institute, the ones who consume tomato on a habitual basis has very low chance to develop prostate cancer. It prevents the male from developing prostate cancer.
- It is a powerhouse of nutrition.
Tomato powder is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A that helps in protecting your skin and eye also guards the Immune system. It is a good source of magnesium, folate, iron and potassium that helps in improving metabolic procedure in the body.
- It improves bone health.
The antioxidant lycopene that tomato has lessens the chances of budding osteoporosis. According to a study of Osteoporosis international that is published in 2011 declared that the women who are in the condition of post-menopause consume tomato are more likely to feel less stress and experience a reduction in bone desorption and oxidative stress.