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    Why does plain tomato sauce (not spaghetti sauce) have so much carbs? Tomatoes aren't that bad...only about 1gram per ounce in raw tomatoes.


    Does anyone have a recipe for homemade tomato sauce that's low carb?


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    JamieBelle,


    I believe it's because the tomatoes are cooked down and concentrated to make the sauce; a little can of sauce probably has 5 or 6 tomatoes in it.


    But if you used some other vegetables in there too which were lower carb....

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      Yes, that's exactly why. I made some homemade tomato sauce the other week and I had to use about 20 lb of tomatoes to cook a medium-size sauce pan full of it. When I figured it out that way, the canned stuff is exactly the same.

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        Well, poo.


        I made what I thought would be a "primal meatloaf" last night using coconut flour (from the Cooking with Coconut Flour book). It came out pretty good, except the recipe called for 16 oz of tomato sauce. I did a quick glance of the can at first, and then later realized 2 oz is what they base their servings on. Of course this is after I ate it.


        I guess I'll just try to cut half of the sauce out the next time I make it so it's not so carb heavy.

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