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Low Salt Tomato Juice

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 12 Jun 2010 9:39 pm

I like tomato juice. Took a look at the side of my Campbell's tomato juice can and it contained 900 mg of salt... 41 percent of recommended daily requirement. What a joke.

Any idea as to where to find something with less salt per serving?

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Re: Low Salt Tomato Juice

Postby ksl » Sat, 12 Jun 2010 11:37 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I like tomato juice. Took a look at the side of my Campbell's tomato juice can and it contained 900 mg of salt... 41 percent of recommended daily requirement. What a joke.

Any idea as to where to find something with less salt per serving?

Cheers.


I have actually invested quite heavy in the ladyship blender, on par if not better than Vitamix and mix my own vegetable drinks, the machine is a programmed to conserve the vitamins which can deteriorate rapidly in the cheaper versions. I purchased more for my daughter because she never eats vegetables at all. So i make her smoothies with all the vegetables and flavour with mango, and drinking vinegar. It also makes ice into cream with the pulsating buttom. expensive but I'm totally happy with it.

I avoid processed foods because of all the salts and additives, you can make delicous soups with the machine too. between 500 and 650 for a good machine.

We do a vegetable and orange vinegar beverage, not tomato yet but it may well come, tomatos are very healthy! I'll keep a look out for you!

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Postby Splatted » Sun, 13 Jun 2010 12:04 pm

another one to watch out for are sliced cheese (individually wrapped).

Lots of the cheaper brands are LOADED with salt, and plenty of the dearer brands too....

edit: re tomato juice... if you do manage to find a low salt one...I'm curious what's preserving it (if it's not in the fridge section of supermarket)..

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Postby Levikane » Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:55 pm

Have you tried blending it yourself? The reason home-made tomato juice usually tasted like crap is because the seeds are quite bitter, and most people simply blend whole tomato. (Tomatoes plural?) An inexpensive moulinex (its a french cooking instrument, not the 'brand') with various sized screens will let you pulp a tomato without breaking the seeds. You can then push it through a sieve and presto. Salt content = zero.

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Re: Low Salt Tomato Juice

Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 7:42 am

Strong Eagle wrote:I like tomato juice. Took a look at the side of my Campbell's tomato juice can and it contained 900 mg of salt... 41 percent of recommended daily requirement. What a joke.

Any idea as to where to find something with less salt per serving?

Cheers.


SE

If you are into Health

Look at this link http://www.prlabs.com/. This is US product

They carry Tomato Concentrate and alot of other stuff.Price is OK
The only question is the cost to bring it into SG

MS :)
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Postby ksl » Sun, 11 Jul 2010 1:56 am

I have actually found an organic Tomato juice, the sodium content is 5.6 mg per 100 ml calories 27, protein 0.8g fat 0.1 carbs 5.7g paid 3$.50 for it, just to try it. its a 300ml bottle. Its okay and i may look into importing it though its got rock sugar and mineral water.

The label states No preservative or artificial colouring... though i have my doubts, that a beverage can last 2 years without some sort of preservative.

Our vinegars are natural preservatives, but with water in them, they must be consumed within 4 to 5 days. So if the tomato is mixed with mineral water, I suspect there is more in it. Maybe the salt content is enough though. I will contact the manufacturer for more information!

The taste isn't the best i have had, though it appeared to be more natural than a very good tasting tomato puree I have had.


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