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Is turmeric used in old-fashioned tomato soup?

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Most old-fashioned recipes for tomato soup from the United States do not feature turmeric, or indeed, many other spices. The flavor is created by cooking fresh, ripe tomatoes carefully with a minimum of other ingredients, generally including dairy produce at the latter stages of preparing the dish.

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Ground black pepper is the only spice regularly used in traditional tomato soup recipes, though some recipes do call for a little fresh chopped parsley. Many recipes also call for a little baking soda to retain the color of the tomatoes. For those who would prefer more spice, a non-traditional but delicious recipe for turmeric and tomato soup can be found at InstinctiveHealth.co.uk.

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