Why you need to hand make your tomato ketchup
Tomato ketchup is the main ingredient to life, there are so many things that are just made infinitely better with the addition of this sauce. It might sound like it could be ok for you (because tomato is a fruit and we’re constantly told that these are good for us right?) but some of the ingredients can be seriously questionable, with many main brands, if not all of them, putting far too much sugar in their sauces.
Tomatoes & Apple Cider Vinegar
Tomatoes themselves have a whole host of health benefits, with impressive amounts of Vitamin A, C and K as well as vitamin b6, folate and thiamin. They are also important for preventing gallstones, reducing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels as well as helping to manage the effects of diabetes. This recipe also uses the much alluded Apple Cider Vinegar, and if you haven’t added this must have to your diet yet then you must start! It can help with acid reflux, helpt with gastro issues, lower your blood pressure, support weight loss and improve diabetes. It has incredible healing compounds too!
If you are a tomato ketchup lover but don’t love the idea of all the added nonsense, including sugar and salt, and also do not like the idea of something that has been “messed about with” to remove the sugar and salt, then read on. You can easily make your own tomato ketchup from home, with just two ingredients! While it might not taste exactly like your old supermarket bought ketchup I promise you will get used to it and I promise this is so much healthier for you. With all that said, it is on with the recipe!
Homemade Tomato Ketchup
- Tomato Puree
- Apple cider vinegar
- Add you desired amount of tomato puree into a bowl.
- Add teaspoons of vinegar to taste until it has a slight kick.
- Mix until you reach your desired taste and consistency. You can even blend some tomatoes into a puree yourself if you wish.
This is a simple sugar and salt free version of your favourite condiment!