This Vegan Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup is the Nutrition Stripped take on the classic version.
Soup staple in our kitchen around this time of year. Especially when I’m trying to use all my fresh tomatoes from the garden! This Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup is a great way to nourish your body with the health benefits of tomatoes all while satisfying your stomach and being dairy-free and plant-based.
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Health Benefits of Tomatoes:
Tomatoes have been studied in great detail for their relation to cancer protection due to their antioxidant content. Specific antioxidants in tomatoes protect the bones, liver, kidneys, and bloodstream. These antioxidants may also work to reduce the damage done to fat in cell membranes or within the bloodstream (a.k.a. lipid peroxidation). Consumption of tomatoes provides overall cardiovascular support and decreases the risk of heart disease. It can also lower cholesterol and support bone health. Surprisingly enough the nutritional content (mainly lycopene content) actually increases and becomes more available when cooking!
*Per 1 small tomato, 100g
- Vitamin A | 17% DV
- Vitamin C | 21% DV
- Vitamin K | 10% DV
- Vitamin E | 3% DV
- Potassium | 7% DV
- Manganese | 6% DV
- B Vitamins | folate, B6, niacin, B5
- Antioxidants | flavanones, flavonols, carotenoids including lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene.
When possible, buy your tomatoes organic. Tomatoes are #32 on the “Dirty Dozen” list of highest pesticide residue. For overall health, detoxification, and decreasing inflammation- we want to stay away from pesticides as much as possible. Also, as with all canned goods, opt for a BPA free can. Since tomatoes are naturally acidic, acidity is the perfect component to leach BPA into the surrounding food, therefore tomatoes in cans containing BPA should be avoided/limited as much as possible.
Tomatoes not only taste great but they’re extremely nutrient dense and a wonderful addition to anyone’s diet. The added step of roasting these tomatoes brings a whole new level and a layer of flavor to your classic tomato soup. We absolutely love Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup for lunch with a hearty salad, or even as an entree by adding protein in it with a dollop of avocado creme or Cashew Cheese.