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Reduce Waste: Freeze Individual Servings of Tomato Paste

How many times have you opened up a can of tomato paste for a few tablespoons just to throw the rest of the can away? Reduce needless waste with this simple tip from our Food Editor, Andrea Gourgy.

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Tomato paste, a pantry staple often used as a thickener in sauces and soups, is an easy, low-cost way to add rich tomato flavor and powerful nutrients to any recipe year round. However, many recipes call for just 1-2 tablespoons of paste.

Packed with vitamin C and beta-carotene, tomatoes also contain a wide array of phytonutrients, such as quercetin, ferulic acid and lycopene, which work to reduce the effect of free radicals, which influence aging and disease, on organs and cells.

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So, nourish your body, save money and reduce waste with this simple tip. 

How to freeze Individual Servings of Tomato Paste

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