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What can I make with a can of crushed tomatoes?

What are canned tomatoes good for?

In addition, canned tomatoes provide lycopene, a phytochemical or natural plant compound that provides health benefits (and gives tomatoes their gorgeous hue). The antioxidant lycopene has been shown in over 700 studies to have a positive impact on breast cancer, heart cancer, inflammation and prostate cancer.

How long do crushed tomatoes last in the fridge?

Once opened, canned tomatoes, whether homemade or store-bought, will have to be stored continuously in a fridge. Refrigerated canned tomatoes will last for up to 5 days. You can also lengthen the shelf life of opened canned tomatoes by freezing them.

Can I used crushed instead of diced tomatoes?

Crushed Tomatoes: The pieces are smaller than diced tomatoes, but not necessarily smooth and blended in a pureed way. If you use these instead of diced in a recipe that calls for diced, it can make the dish too acidic.

Can you freeze crushed tomatoes?

Peel and quarter tomatoes, then pulse in a food processor until crushed. Tomatoes can be frozen up to 6 months.

What is the difference between crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce?

Crushed. Crushed to a fine texture and often mixed with a little tomato puree, but still chunkier and less cooked-tasting than sauce. Puree. Pureed tomatoes that fall somewhere between crushed and paste—smoother, thicker and deeper in flavor than crushed, but not nearly as concentrated as paste.

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