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Colorado Tomatoes

Did you know? The lycopene in processed tomatoes (canned, ketchup, sauce) is actually more available to the body than that found in raw tomatoes. Heating breaks down the plant’s cell walls, making the lycopene more accessible to the body. Lycopene is also better absorbed if consumed with a small amount […]

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Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

by M. Bunning, E. Shackelton, and P. Kendall* (6/22) Tomatoes are one of the most popular home-canned product in the United States. They also are one of the most commonly spoiled home-canned products. The canning processes recommended in this fact sheet are the result of USDA research on safe home-canning procedures […]