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    Tomato puree

    The definitions of tomato puree vary from country to country. In the USA, tomato purée is a processed food product, usually consisting of only tomatoes, but can also be found in pre-seasoned form. It differs from tomato sauce or tomato paste in consistency and content; tomato puree generally lacks the additives common to a complete tomato sauce, and does not have the thicknesss of paste. To prepare tomato puree, ripe tomatoes are washed and the leaves and stem are removed. Some processors remove the skin of the tomato as well. This is then mashed or mechanically chopped to the desired consistency. Tomato purée can be used in soups, stews, sauces, or any other dish where the tomato flavor is desired, but not the texture. The definitions of tomato puree vary from country to country. In the USA, tomato purée is a processed food product, usually consisting of only tomatoes, but can also be found in pre-seasoned form. It differs from tomato sauce or tomato paste in consistency and content; tomato puree generally lacks the additives common to a complete tomato sauce, and does not have the thicknesss of paste. To prepare tomato puree, ripe tomatoes are washed and the leaves and stem are removed. Some processors remove the skin of the tomato as well. This is then mashed or mechanically chopped to the desired consistency. Tomato purée can be used in soups, stews, sauces, or any other dish where the tomato flavor is desired, but not the texture. As a powerful antioxidant, lycopene helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are implicated in cancer, heart disease macular degenration and other age related illnesses.