The tomato is classified botanically as a fruit, but when eaten resembles a vegetable. Tomato powder fulfills the need for additional tomato sauce/paste as well as seconds as a thickening agent for sauces and gumbos. Great for enhancing the flavor of canned or even fresh tomatoes. Its rich flavor and deep red color also enhances homemade pastas, breads, and dressings.
Spice Fun Fact: Every year the Spanish town of Buñol celebrates the festival of La Tomatina, which involves some 40,000 people throwing over 150,000 tomatoes at each other.