Yep, we know tomatoes are acidic but…
How to fight the acidity from the tomatoes
Tomatoes are succulent, sweet, scrumptious, an incredible staple to cook in the winter and to add on salads during summertime. So what’s the antidote to overcome the acidity that many avoid.
Use a better source of sugar
We already know how to cut the acidic taste of the tomatoes, by adding sugar, which I advise to change to better qualities of sugar like jaggery, brown sugar or date paste. While these types of sugar cut the acid taste, it really doesn’t balance the effect that it has on our digestive tract and kidneys. Only masks flavours, while using poor choices of sugar will cause inflammation to our body.
Cumins are the key
Add cumin powder to your tomatoes, black is the best option, but the regular ones also work. Here at Surya, there is no tomato served without cumin, they go hand by hand.
Best way to cook tomatoes
In a way to absorb the most nutrients available on tomatoes, cooking or steaming will be the best option. By cooking tomatoes, they will boost your levels of lycopene. When steaming they will improve the bile acid-binding capacity of vegetables, which may help lower breast cancer risk.