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Is the blending of tomatoes in a blender an acceptable way to make tomato juice?


The use of a blender to make tomato juice is not acceptable. Blending raw tomatoes permits the rapid breakdown of pectin, a substance responsible for keeping tomato juice from becoming thin and separated. It also incorporates air into the juice, encouraging the oxidative destruction of vitamin C.        

 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 

 


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