Tomatoes are the world’s most popular fruit (yes, not vegetable). When tomatoes are in demand, the rates shoot up quite rapidly. A home garden with tomato plants is the ideal solution. But if you are not able to grow them, the next easier alternative is to buy tomato puree. Tomato puree is made by extracting tomato pulp, and usually contains preservatives to keep it fresh. It’s available anytime, anywhere, so it’s a good idea to stock some puree for use.