Uses, Benefits, and Recipes
By Danilo Alfaro
Tomato powder is a product made from ground, dried tomatoes that can be used as a spice, seasoning, and garnish, as well as a base from which to make liquid tomato preparations like tomato paste and tomato sauce.
What Is Tomato Powder?
Tomato powder started out as a convenience product that was essentially an instant tomato sauce or tomato paste. Simply add water and voila! But it’s gaining popularity as a spice or seasoning that can be added to everything from sauces to veggies, rice, meats, and fish.
When used in its powdered form without rehydrating it, tomato powder is a spice. A spice is any dried plant part, other than the leaf, including seeds, stems, bark, roots, and fruits, that is dried and used for flavoring. And since tomatoes are a fruit, the dried fruits of a tomato plant definitely count as a spice.
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