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Tomato Conversion Chart

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Tomato Conversion Chart


      California processed tomatoes are
Always in Season!  This handy conversion chart will help you incorporate Lycopene-rich California processed tomatoes into just about any recipe.      If recipe calls for Pounds of Fresh Market TomatoesNumber of Fresh Roma TomatoesNumber of Fresh Market TomatoesWeight & Size of Can
to UseFor Whole, Stewed, Crushed, or Diced1/2 to 1428 oz / 8oz Short 1 to 294 14.5 oz / 300s 2-1/2 to 3 16 828 oz / 2-1/2s 106028102 oz / 10sFor Puree or Sauce1-1/2 to 21048 oz / 8oz Short 3 to 4201015 oz / 300s 5-1/2 to 6361729 oz / 2-1/2s 2013063106 oz / 10sFor Paste2 to 2-1/213 66 oz / 6 oz 10633030 oz / 2-1/2s 40230111111 oz / 10sFor Juice1/2 to 1326 fl oz / 6 oz 3-1/2 to 4231546 fl oz / 3 Cyl

If recipe calls for Pounds of Fresh Market TomatoesVolume of Fresh TomatoesWeight & Size of Can to UseApproximate Yield per Can (Undrained)For Whole, Stewed, Crushed, or Diced1/2 to 11 1/2 to 3 cups8 oz / 8oz Short1 cup 1 to 23 to 5 3/4 cups14.5 oz / 300s1 1/2 cups 2-1/2 to 37 to 8 1/2 cups28 oz / 2-1/2s3 1/2 cups 107 quarts102 oz / 10s12 cupsFor Puree or Sauce1-1/2 to 24 1/2 to 5 3/4 cups8 oz / 8oz Short 1 cup 3 to 48 1/2 to 11 1/4 cups15 oz / 300s1 1/2 cups 5-1/2 to 64 to 4 1/2 quarts29 oz / 2-1/2s3 1/2 cups 203 1/2 gallons106 oz / 10s12 cupsFor Paste2 to 2-1/25 3/4 to 7 cups6 oz / 6 oz3/4 cup 107 quarts30 oz / 2-1/2s3 1/2 cups 407 gallons111 oz / 10s12 cupsFor Juice1/2 to 11 1/2 to 3 cups6 fl oz / 6 oz3/4 cup 3-1/2 to 410 to 11 cups46 fl oz / 3 Cyl5 cups   Use Canned Whole, Crushed, Sliced, Or Diced Tomatoes if the recipe calls for whole, crushed, sliced, or diced tomato products that are cooked. The canned product may contain salt; an organic acid such as vinegar, ascorbic acid, or citric acid; spices; and other flavorings and may be labeled Italian-style, Mexican-style, etc. Adjust any of those added ingredients in the recipe.Use Tomato Puree if the recipe calls for whole, crushed, sliced, or diced tomato products that are cooked and pureed, processed, or strained to remove the seeds and skins. Then, reduced further and seasonings added. This canned product is prepared from strained pulp and liquid of tomatoes concentrated to at least one-fourth natural tomato soluble solids. Salt is usually added. Use Tomato Sauce, Catsup, Salsa, or Chili Sauce if the recipe calls for a tomato sauce that contains salt, spices, sweeteners, vinegar, onion, garlic, and/or other vegetable flavoring ingredients such as celery or green pepper. Prepared from concentrated pulp and liquid of tomatoes, Tomato Sauce and Catsup are strained to remove seeds. Salsa and Chili Sauce may contain seeds, usually contain more sugar and onions than catsup, and may also have cayenne or chili pepper added for the typical hot spicy characteristic. These are not as thick as tomato paste.Tomato Paste is the liquid and pulp from tomatoes concentrated to at least one-fourth natural tomato soluble solids. It is usually made from puréed tomatoes that have been cooked and concentrated by at least half. Baking soda and flavoring may be added. It provides concentrated tomato flavor to many tomato preparations.Tomato Juice is the unconcentrated liquid strained from red tomatoes. May have ascorbic acid (vitamin C) added. Makes a great beverage straight from the container but adds tomato flavor and color to soups and sauces. Can be substituted for milk, water, or broth.     EMERGENCY SUBSTITUTIONS For 1 cup tomato juice, combine 1/2 cup tomato sauce with 1/2 cup water.For 2 cups tomato sauce, combine 3/4 cup tomato paste with 1 cup of water.NOTES:• 1 medium fresh market tomato, e.g., Beefsteak and other slicing and salad varieties, weighs about 5.5 ounces.• 6 fresh processing tomatoes, e,g., Roma and other dense varieties, weigh about 1 pound.• Computations are based on "Weights, Measures, and Conversion Factors for Agricultural Commodities and Their Products", Agricultural Handbook Number 697. 1992. ERS/USDA.      

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Be sure and print this handy guide for easy reference. Shanti/Mary-Anne