Hi friends !Tomato is a nutrient-dense, super-food that most people should be eating more of.The tomato has been referred to as a “functional food,” a food that goes beyond providing just basic nutrition, additionally preventing chronic disease and delivering other health benefits, due to beneficial phytochemical such as lycopene. Here is a simple diabetic friendly, yet delicious recipe of tomato soup.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
- 9 medium size tomatoes- chopped (into four quarters each)
- 4 medium size onion ,finely chopped /or 2 cup chopped onion
- 12 cloves of garlic
- 1 ” piece ginger ,finely grated
- 15 black whole pepper
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 11/2 tsp salt or /to taste
- 4 cups of water
In the pressure cooker take halved tomatoes ,onions, garlic, ginger , peppercorns, cumin, turmeric powder with 4 cups of water close the lid and place the cooker on high flame.The moment full pressure is formed switch off the stove.
Let the pressure cooker cooled down to room temperature,open the lid and strain the the tomatoes and vegetables with a strainer.Keep the strained soup in a mixing bowl aside.
Put in a blender tomato, the strained vegetables and blend.
Put the blended vegetable mix through strainer in to the strained (liquid from step 2)soup, through away the residue of tomato seeds/peels, mix well.
Bring to a boil again, and then simmer. Add salt. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
Pour the soup in bowls. Serve hot.
Health benefits of Tomatoes:
Recent developments on the health benefits of tomatoes from MNT news
Risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women may reduce with a tomato-rich diet, after a study showed the diet increased levels of adiponectin – a fat and blood sugar regulator.
Men who consume plenty of soy and tomato combinations probably have a much lower risk of developing prostate cancer compared to those who don’t.
Results of a study published in the journal PLOS One, revealed that CVD patients who received lycopene supplementation showed improved blood vessel response to acetylcholine, compared with healthy volunteers, which indicated normalized endothelial function.
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