Tomato powder is one of the foods I recently I purchased, that are marketed for the preparedness movement. That is not actually the reason I purchased these products. It is because I use them. I buy certain products for the times I run out of certain foods and I have the dehydrated ones to fall back on. I purchased my products from Emergency Essentials, but they would not approve my blog to be an affiliate associate. So I am putting all my links to other products on Amazon instead. Their choice.
Tomato Powder is one of the best dehydrated foods I buy. I love it and I use it often. If you cannot grow your own tomatoes for some reason, and I haven’t been able to in recent years, due to the Late Blight. Then this is a good option. It takes only a few tablespoons in some water to make an delicious tomato sauce. I have used it to flavor soups too, by just putting the powder right into the soup pot. It is very flavorful and tastes like a fresh picked tomato. I kid you, not!
If you needed tomato sauce very quickly for some reason, for a pizza topping or another dish, whipping up a little tomato sauce with some water and tomato powder would take you all of about five minutes at the most. I like to use it on meatballs or ground beef and onions. I never purchase the dehydrated foods that are already made into a certain dish. We tried those and didn’t really care for them. They are like eating processed foods. I like to use the tomato powder as an ingredient in my own homemade meals.
These foods are available in a smaller can as well as this size. And you can purchase them from Emergency Essentials by the case and get a cheaper price. They can be stored indefinitely, so they are well worth buying by the case. It says they should be kept in a cool place and for most people that would be a basement. If you live in an area that floods though, you may want to consider another area. These cans are sealed and the water probably would not get through. But for myself, I wouldn’t want to eat anything that had been sitting in flood waters. Flood waters are contaminated and just handling the cans would be risky at best. Make a safe place to store your supplies and you should be okay. Good luck!
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