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- Didn’t learn how to ride a bike till I was 22

- I’ve been single for more than 6 years now and I’m enjoying every second of it ;)

- I despise alcohol
 

SystemicAnomaly

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@stringertom

Ah, ketchup of tomato. Aka Gourmet Sauce. Elixer of the gods. Ambrosia...

Nothing comes close if you get it fresh off the vine properly ripened.

Tomato ketchup is a sad excuse for a tomato. Much nicer to make your own at home with good tomatoes. With a few chillies of course
Got other things I'd rather do than spend time making my own tomato ketchup. Quite happy with the Organic Ketchup I buy from Trader Joes. For one, it's organic. And it's very low in sugar (2 g) and sodium (150 mg) for a 1 Tb (17 g) serving.

Pretty sure that it is cooked & processed within 24 hrs of harvesting. So it doesnt lose much in the way of nutrients before it is processed. The tomatoes used are nearly as good as vine (garden) fresh and much better than store fresh.

I don't particularly like tomato ketchup. Something in the seasonings ....
The vinegar? The small amt of sugar or salt? Perhaps it is the cooked nature of the tomatoes that you don't care for.

Love fresh tomatoes for its wholesome taste. Not to mention its vitamin C and potassium content. Also love tomato ketchup for its robust taste. Not as high in vit C as fresh tomatoes but considerably higher in lycopene. (Lycopene is particularly important for males over 40). There can be 3 to 4x as much lycopene in ketchup than in fresh tomatoes.

Multiple studies have shown that lycopene from thermally processed tomato products (ketchup, tomato paste, etc) is much more bioavailable than lycopene from fresh tomatoes.
 
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Sudacafan

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Having to return home because I forgot something to carry with me can ruin my day, and may even provoke a nervous breakdown to me.
 

Azure

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Having to return home because I forgot something to carry with me can ruin my day, and may even provoke a nervous breakdown to me.
Anything last minute puts my mind in distress. I like to have everything ready well before hand. Even transferring the contents from one suitcase to another in the last minute would disrupt me. Even casual meetings would necessitate me to be at an appointed time at least 20 minutes beforehand.
 

Sudacafan

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Anything last minute puts my mind in distress. I like to have everything ready well before hand. Even transferring the contents from one suitcase to another in the last minute would disrupt me. Even casual meetings would necessitate me to be at an appointed time at least 20 minutes beforehand.
You may never want somebody to stop by at your place, or the other way round then. JD won’t like that. :D
 
@stringertom

Ah, ketchup of tomato. Aka Gourmet Sauce. Elixer of the gods. Ambrosia...



Got other things I'd rather do than spend time making my own tomato ketchup. Quite happy with the Organic Ketchup I buy from Trader Joes. For one, it's organic. And it's very low in sugar (2 g) and sodium (150 mg) for a 1 Tb (17 g) serving.

Pretty sure that it is cooked & processed within 24 hrs of harvesting. So it doesnt lose much in the way of nutrients before it is processed. The tomatoes used are nearly as good as vine (garden) fresh and much better than store fresh.



The vinegar? The small amt of sugar or salt? Perhaps it is the cooked nature of the tomatoes that you don't care for.

Love fresh tomatoes for its wholesome taste. Not to mention its vitamin C and potassium content. Also love tomato ketchup for its robust taste. Not as high in vit C as fresh tomatoes but considerably higher in lycopene. (Lycopene is particularly important for males over 40). There can be 3 to 4x as much lycopene in ketchup than in fresh tomatoes.

Multiple studies have shown that lycopene from thermally processed tomato products (ketchup, tomato paste, etc) is much more bioavailable than lycopene from fresh tomatoes.
There are a lot more organic choices in your area obviously. Where I live they are way over priced. I prefer a mixture or cooked onions and tomatoes with soy sauce. Not crazy about ketchup itself. I like chilli sauce more
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
The vinegar? The small amt of sugar or salt? Perhaps it is the cooked nature of the tomatoes that you don't care for.

Love fresh tomatoes for its wholesome taste. Not to mention its vitamin C and potassium content. Also love tomato ketchup for its robust taste. Not as high in vit C as fresh tomatoes but considerably higher in lycopene. (Lycopene is particularly important for males over 40). There can be 3 to 4x as much lycopene in ketchup than in fresh tomatoes.

Multiple studies have shown that lycopene from thermally processed tomato products (ketchup, tomato paste, etc) is much more bioavailable than lycopene from fresh tomatoes.
No, it is the cloves in it.

I actually love cooked tomatoes especially in a tomato sauce for pasta, but also baked as a side for fish, or fresh with mozzarella and basil leaves or basil pesto.

 

SystemicAnomaly

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No, it is the cloves in it.

I actually love cooked tomatoes especially in a tomato sauce for pasta, but also baked as a side for fish, or fresh with mozzarella and basil leaves or basil pesto.

Mmm, sounds good.

And so do the ketchup cloves. Not sure that all tomato ketchup recipes includes cloves but I believe that many do. Now that you've mentioned it, I'm tempted to add more cloves to my ketchup for improved taste. And for added health benefits:

 
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Azure

Legend
Mmm, sounds good.

And so do the ketchup cloves. Not cure that all tomato ketchup recipes includes cloves but I believe that many do. Now that you've mentioned it, I'm tempted to add more cloves to my ketchup for added taste. And for added health benefits:

Our cuisine uses a lot of cloves. It's got good medicinal properties while also giving off a good flavour. Also, if you've got a mild toothache, try chewing on a clove :)
 

ChaelAZ

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Few things:
  • I collect Thermos's.
  • I had my own TV show circa 2000 that aired in the Southwest.
  • My first degree was in Exercise Science and Physiology with a minor in Kinesthetics, and was going to be a PT.
  • I was a personal trainer (NATA, NASM, and ACE Certs) for years at the Arizona Biltmore and got to work with a lot of visiting athletes.
 

Nostradamus

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I believe @Zara could be spared about declaring anything here, as she already told us lots of things in her already 2,000+ post strong Confession Time thread. Both already known by us, or ignored.
She may even sue me for some plagiarism, but this thread only looks for small quirks.
zara needs to post a full length photo of herself
 
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