Tomato Powder (1 oz)
Tomato Powder Health Benefits
Nutritional Powerhouse: Tomato powder boasts a rich source of vitamins A and C, which not only defend the immune system, but also protect the health of the eyes and skin. It’s also high in minerals like folate, potassium, magnesium, and iron which support a wide range of metabolic processes in the body. Tomato powder is also rich in dietary fiber which aids the digestive tract and promotes a feeling of fullness.
Protective antioxidants present in tomatoes, like lycopene, defend cells against damage caused by free radicals, and may reduce the risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
Prostate Health: Dietary supplementation of lycopene through tomato products may reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. Research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2002 found that consuming tomato products on a regular basis was associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer.
Bone Health: The antioxidant activity of lycopene may reduce the risk for developing osteoporosis. A 2011 study published in the journal Osteoporosis International found that postmenopausal women who consumed lycopene-rich tomato juice experienced decreases in oxidative stress and bone resorption, aka bone loss.
Sun Protection: Lycopene-rich tomato powder may enhance protection against sunburns. A 2008 study published in the British Society for Investigative Dermatology found that participants who consumed tomato paste for 12 weeks experienced over 30% more protection from UV light than the control group.
Tomato Powder Storage
Tomato powder should be stored in a cool, dry place and can be kept for up to a year. To avoid clumping, keep the powder away from exposure to heat and moisture. It can be stored for longer periods in the freezer.
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