You can try freezing stewed tomatoes and freeze raw tomatoes too with their skins on. The sweet taste of tomatoes is a great addition to many meals. Here is a simple and easy way to have them available for your meals all year long.
This is a much easier and faster way to keep them than making canned tomatoes.
Freezing Stewed Tomatoes Is Easy
Why is it best to leave the skins on?
Tomato peels help the carotenoids in tomatoes be absorbed by the intestines according to a study from Marseille, France. Also, tomato skin contains most of the flavonols. To get the most health benefits from tomatoes, do not peel them.
As with all frozen vegetables, it is best to eat them within about 8 months for the best quality.
They Are Healthy Too
The red of tomatoes is what makes them full of health benefits, even when you are enjoying them as a refreshing juice or tomato sauce. Tomatoes are fat-burning, help prevent cancer, and are a very heart-healthy food. For sure they are a healthy superfood.
What scientists have found is that their high quantity of lycopene, the phytochemical that creates tomatoes’ ruby red complexion is what makes them very health benefiting. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that inhibits free radicals, which are destructive substances in the body. It binds to free radicals, keeping them from creating cell damage that can result in diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
- Do not use aluminum cookware; the tomatoes have a high acid content and will interact with the metal in the cookware. We do not want to be eating aluminum for health reasons and it will give them an unpleasant taste.
I use a stainless steel pot or a heat-resistant glass one.
Here is a very good stainless steel pot.
Cooks Standard NC-00349 Stainless Steel Sauce Pan with Cover, 3-Quart
• Handle is attached to cookware by 2 rivets, which provide maximum durability
• Cookware is designed to use on an induction stovetop
• Glass Lid design makes it easy to view inside while cooking proceed
• 10 Year Limited Term Warranty
This is my favourite saucepan that I have been cooking with for years. Luminarc Vitro Blooming Heat-resistant Glass Cooking Saucepan 1.5 L / 1.58 QT
• Made of a non-porous glass-ceramic material with extremely fine pores which will not absorb food odors or flavors or react with acid-based foods.
• Safe by its material. It is odor-free, stain-free, nickel-free, and does not have any coating that flakes away, thus 100% food safe and hygienic.
• Strength 450 degrees / Cook – Freezer – Reheat – all in the same pot. From freezer to hob, from oven to table.
It is best to use the whole tomato. There is a higher lycopene content in whole tomato products. The skins of tomatoes will make the lycopene and beta-carotene content higher.
Time for freezing stewed tomatoes!
Freezing Stewed Tomatoes with their Skins
- Ripe tomatoes
- Remove the stem ends and quarter the ripe tomatoes.
- Put the tomatoes in a sauce pan that has a lid.
- Cover them and let them cook until tender (10 to 20 minutes).
- Cool the tomatoes completely, and then pour into jars leaving headspace.
- For a quart jar of liquid, leave at least an inch empty at the top. If you don’t the jar could break.
- Seal and freeze.
- So it was easy freezing stewed tomatoes wasn't it.
Now that you have tried freezing stewed tomatoes you can also try freezing raw tomatoes. Find out the how-to below.
Freezing Raw Whole Tomatoes (with their skins) This is much easier than canning tomatoes. The sweet taste of tomatoes is a great addition to many meals. Here is a way to have them available all year. The fastest way to do this is to freeze whole raw tomatoes but you can also freeze sliced, chopped, or puréed tomatoes if you prefer. The thawed tomatoes are good in any cooked tomato recipe. Be sure to season the tomatoes after thawing them and not before freezing as freezing them may either strengthen or weaken the seasonings that you use.
The tomatoes are best used in soups, sauces, and stews as they tend to become mushy when they’re thawed.
Here are some of my favorite Tomato Recipes:
Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing – This Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing is an easy way to jazz up any salad! This is a base recipe that you can alter with your choice of herbs or salty flavors. This bottle of dressing is enough for three large salads. A healthy homemade salad dressing is always the way to go as those store-bought ones are very often filled with unhealthy ingredients.
Tomato Salad Dressing – This delicious tomato salad dressing is a very light dressing vegan recipe and is excellent for those wanting a low-fat dressing. Also, it is full of superfoods (olive oil, tomato, and stevia). It is always good to make your own salad dressing so you can use a nutritious oil, not too much salt, and no sugar. I have been making my own salad dressing for decades.
Asparagus Tomato Salad – This luxurious asparagus tomato salad was enjoyed so much the first time I created the recipe so I never stopped serving it. I used parsley because that is what I had but chopped basil or mint would be good too.
Tasty Tomato Chutney – This tasty tomato chutney is a great healthy condiment for a curry meal and it is so easy to prepare. This is a good recipe to use from your recipe of ‘Freezing Stewed Tomatoes’.
Enjoy a Cool Tomato Soup On a Hot Summer Day – This is a one-bowl serving so if you are making it for two, double the recipe accordingly. Tasty cold tomato soup is refreshing, nutritious, tastes divine, and great for a hot summer day. You don’t even need to turn on the stove to heat up your house for this recipe. This soup is made in a blender or food processor and is fast and easy to make. This makes it a perfect quick lunch or dinner when you want something refreshing in the summer.
Bloody Mary Alcohol-free Recipe Is Healthy and Delicious -Have you ever had an alcohol-free Bloody Mary? Whenever we think of a Bloody Mary drink it is full of alcohol. Many of us (me included) do not drink alcohol so we never drink one. So I created this alcohol-free Bloody Mary that is healthier too. So often what we find at parties are pops and very unhealthy drinks full of alcohol. In our testing, we always find that alcohol lowers the vitality of everyone which includes me.
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