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Spaghetti Sauce - Reducing Acid



To remove the acid from spaghetti sauce, simmer on the stove and put a big carrot in there. It will soak up the acid perfectly! (My mom taught me this when she made her sauce from scratch, but it works for pre-made sauces, too.)

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Use a regular carrot...not baby carrots.

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  • I never knew that!
    Thank you so much.
    I always ended up adding sugar.
    Now I won't have to add additional calories.
    emoticon - by ***DEBRA***
  • We always put a carrot in our sauce also. - by LINDAGRAVEL
    Sparkway - Some people are sensitive to acid...oh, and by the way, throw the carrot out when you are getting ready to serve the sauce. :) - by SAVANNAHJESSICA
    Just wondering, what is the negative of acid in spaghetti sauce? This is a bit of info I've never come across before. :) But a carrot thrown in does sound good regardless. - by ALLTHNGSTHRUHIM
  • I had no idea, how interesting! - by ACTRDREAMR

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