Can Mint Leaves Be Added To Tomato Sauce? This Reddit User Says Yes

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All of us have days where we crave tomato sauce with our snacks. Usually, it sits in a corner of our kitchen until a dish that demands its presence is cooked – like a sandwich, pasta etc or other yummy snacks. Most of us have even tried to prepare it at home and worked with variations to come up with something refreshing for our taste buds. Tomato sauce can refer to any of the sauces made primarily from tomatoes, to be served as part of a dish and as a condiment. Now, a Reddit user has tried adding mint leaves in tomato sauce and the person says it is an “absolute game changer”. Let’s see how.

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In a post, the person with the username “NotBen_2” said they made tomato sauce last month following the same recipe they always do, but this time around had some fresh mint lying around. “So I minced up a few leaves, not a whole lot, I think 4 small leaves, and threw’em in with my normal seasoning,” the user said.The Redditor then let it simmer for three hours.

The additional layer of flavour the sauce had developed was “hard to describe”, said the person. It gave the sauce an earthy flavour, like a cool refreshing yet very minor sensation that balances out the acidity of the tomatoes, the user added.

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The post has been “upvoted” 93 percent, showing that the tip was a hit with Internet users.

Mint leaves are used globally to prepare chutneys, tea and detox drinks. They are very versatile and can even be just sprinkled over a dish for aroma. Besides, they also have several health benefits. They instantly curb stomach woes. Often when we complain about stomach ache, we are given a few drops of “pudin hara” because mint leaves are anti-inflammatory and help relieve indigestion. Rich in phosphorus, calcium and Vitamins C, D, E and A, they help improve the body’s immune system and protect cells from any damage.

Mint leaves also contain rosmarinic acid, a powerful antioxidant agent which blocks allergy-producing compounds thus helping people suffering from allergies and asthma.

So, now you know what to add to your tomato sauce next time you are in the mood to prepare some.

Author: desi123 is an online news portal that aims to provide the latest trendy news for Asians living in Asia and around the World.

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