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Tomato Sauce

Also Known As : Neapolitan sauce, salsa roja (Spanish), salsa di pomodoro (Italian), Sauce tomate (French)


Taste Profile

A tomato sauce high in sugars and low in acids has a sweet taste whereas in case it is low in sugars and acids, it has a bland taste.

Usage Tips

  1. It can be used to make tomato-based soup.
  2. It is better to store the sauce in the refrigerator to increase its shelf life.
  3. Tomato sauce can be used as a base for spicy sauces and moles.

Common names and forms

  1. Tomato sauce


  Tomato sauce refers to many different sauces made primarily from tomatoes. The simplest of all tomato sauces consist just of chopped tomatoes cooked down (possibly with olive oil) and simmered until they lose the raw flavor. It may be seasoned with salt, herbs or spices. Tomato sauce is an ancient condiment that was used in Mesoamerican foods. The first person to discover about tomato sauce was Bernardino de Sahagún, a Franciscan friar from the Kingdom of Spain. In countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, the term tomato sauce is used to describe a condiment that is similar to ketchup.

Health benefits

  • The research suggested that lycopene; an antioxidant found in tomatoes cuts the cancer risk. Eating tomato sauce two or more times a week reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer. (1)
  • The antioxidant, lycopene can increase the sperm count by up to 70 percent. It also increases swimming speed and reduces the number of abnormal sperm. (1)
  • Tomato sauce has the ability to cut down bad cholesterol. It helps to maintain the LDL to HDL ratio and maintains heart health. (1)
  • It is a rich source of Vitamin A apart from Vitamin C being the chief component. It plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy immune system and is crucially good for a maintaining vision. (1)

Selection Guide

Check the “use by” date before buying the tomato sauce.

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