Tomato juice

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A miraculous work of chance

As a drink, it was first served in 1917 at the French Lick Springs Hotel in southern Indiana. The originator of the drink was Louis Perrin, who had run out of orange juice and needed to replace it with something. He added sugar and his proprietary sauce to the squeezed tomatoes and thus a new kind of juice was created, which instantly gained a wide fan base

Tomato juice
Before the invention of the juice, it was reportedly already popular in South America.

The Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas used tomato juice as a base to prepare medicinal drinks.

Mass production of tomato juice began in the 1920s.

It became a popular dinner drink and within a few years spread beyond the borders of the US.

Most tomato juice is made from tomato concentrate.

This reduces transportation costs and makes the producer less dependent on the availability of the commodity determined by the season.

The basic juice recipe is very simple–tomato juice, a little lemon juice, and salt.

In recent years, many additional variants have appeared, with powdered onion, garlic, and chili.

It is very rich in vitamin C.

100 grams of juice provides 84 percent of the daily requirement of vitamin C. Tomato juice also contains large amounts of lycopene, the use of which in cancer prevention has been confirmed by many studies.

In addition, tomato juice provides 22 percent of the daily requirement for vitamin A, 13 percent for vitamin B6, and 12 percent for vitamin B9.

It is also a good source of fiber and potassium.

In vegetable processing, tomato juice is often used as a marinade for canned tomatoes.

It is sometimes substituted for tomato puree, due to the lower tariffs for preserves compared to juices.

Tomato juice is very popular among airline passengers.

This phenomenon has not been fully investigated and may be blamed on the increased sensation of umami flavor in a pressurized and noisy airplane cabin, or simply a tradition similar to eating popcorn in a movie theater.

One of the most popular alcoholic cocktails based on tomato juice is the Bloody Mary.

This drink gained popularity in the 1950s. It consists of vodka (3/10), tomato juice (6/10), and lemon juice (1/10), with the addition of ½ teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, 2-3 drops of Tabasco, and a little salt and pepper.

In Europe, the largest producers of tomato juice are Italy and Spain.
Tomato juice has been the official beverage of the state of Ohio since 1965.

The United States is one of the largest global producers of the beverage.

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