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Tomato Sauce – How many Tomato Do they Have?

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Tomato Sauce, We all probably have these Sauce bottles in are home. But do we know what these bottles really contain, does it has real tomato or chemicals? Lets find out the truth behind these sauce bottles.

We will be analyzing 1 liter of Maggie Hot and Sweet Tomato Chilli Sauce bottles and find out from what this sauces are made up of and are these really health.

Maggie Hot and Sweet Tomato Chilli Sauce are made from below ingredients. They’ve got –

  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Tomato Paste
  • Chile Puree
  • Salt
  • Acidity Regulator
  • Chile Powder
  • Thickening Agent
  • Garlic
  • Preservatives

Lets find out more about these ingredients

Tomato Paste – These 1 liter tomato sauce bottles have not more than 12% of tomato paste in it. Which is around 120 ml of tomato paste in it.
To find out how much grams of tomato it would take to get approx. 120 ml of tomato paste, we took 1 tomato regular sized (weight 120 grams) and churned it into a mixer without added any water and what we got was more than 120 ml of tomato paste.
Which concludes that this whole 1 liter of bottle that cost more than 100 Rs, is only having not more than 1 tomato in it.

Thickening Agent – When these 1000 ml Bottles will have only 1 tomato in it then they will defiantly use some chemicals to make it look like a real tomato sauce. Thus they uses thickening agents to make it as thick and real as real tomato paste. Consumption of these thickens in high quantity may lead to serious health issue, and we can very well imagine how much of thickener is used in rest 900 ml.

Sugar – Though we take a small amount of this sauce in small quantity its important to know how much sugar it has. 1 liter of this bottle has total 370 grams of sugar.

Acidity Regulator and preservatives – These ingredients are added to make product last long. These ingredients taken in high quantity are very dangerous.

Chile Pure, Salt, Chile Powder, Garlic are added for taste.

Conclusion, with one 1 tomato in these 1000 ML bottle these products are just made of thickener, artificial color and processed sugar. These are not at all healthy and should be avoided at all cost.
When these branded bottles have so less tomato then you can figure out how much tomato will be there in sauces that we eat from road side.


Maggie Hot and Sweet Tomato Chilli Sauce Ingredients