If you can’t tolerate tomatoes or other nightshades, you will love this recipe for my No Tomato Sauce!
Tomatoes are ripening in the southern and eastern part of the country and it brings to mind a craving for some rich, flavorful sauce. However, many people cannot tolerate tomatoes for a variety of reasons.
The most common reason is because it is part of the nightshade group of vegetables. This group is composed of tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants and peppers and the spices made from these vegetables.
These vegetables contains a chemical called solanine which may cause painful reactions in susceptible individuals.
Solanine is actually a poison that is found, mostly in potatoes, but also in tomatoes, eggplants and peppers, and any other compounds derived from this group such as chili peppers. It can drive inflammation and adversely affect someone who has arthritis or other inflammatory disorders and who is sensitive to it.
For some people, staying away from any source of solanine helps them avoid painful, inflammatory flareups.
Having an immediate IgE allergy to tomato another reason to shun it. Some people are also sensitive to the acid in tomatoes. But if you suffer from any sensitivity to tomatoes you don’t have to be deprived!
This recipe is amazingly like tomato sauce in flavor and texture and will satisfy the sensitive tomato lover.
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