The Feasibility of Tomato (Lycopersicum Esculentum) as Main Ingredient in Making Tomato Candy Brittles

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CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION

Candies are ideal choice when your product requires exceptional color, aroma, or flavor quality. Most commonly, candies are hard molded sugar that may be presented by designated forms or shards with highly concentrated color and rich flavor.
On the other hand, tomato (Lycopersicum Esculentum) is a common name for a perennial herb. It belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae, and for its edible fruit. Botanically, the tomato is a fruit, but for purposes of trade it is classified as a vegetable. Because tomatoes are warm-season plants and sensitive to frost, they are grown as annuals in temperate climate. Tomato is a red fruit which is rich a good source of collagen. It is also an excellent source of vitamins A and C, lycopene which is a natural antioxidant, and potassium. The tomato is also used medicinally. The pulp and the juice are digestible, mild aperients (laxative), promoter of gastric secretion, and a very good blood cleanser or purifier. They are considered as an intestinal antiseptic, useful in cancer of the mouth, for sore throat. It stimulates a turpid liver, and is good for dyspepsia. It is highly prescribed for case of biliousness and it promotes the flow of bile. The juice is recommended for asthma, bronchitis, and those who have tuberculosis. One doctor says: “Tomatoes have the richest vitamins of all foods; they are the most wonderful blood cleanser of all foods known to man; the richest of all vegetables with their natural health acids which keep our stomachs and intestines in good condition; they are the most extraordinary cleanser for kidneys, being gentle, natural stimulant which help wash away the poisons that cause disease and contaminate our systems.
It is for these reasons that the researchers decided to make the study. Through conceptualizing the procedures of making the tomato candy brittles,…...

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