NEW - Amber Glass Jars of EDEN® Organic Tomatoes & Sauces

Eden Foods announces protective amber glass 14 and 25 ounce jars of organic crushed tomatoes and sauces in their line of shelf stable organic tomatoes.
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Amber Glass Protected

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Turning Old World Grains




Fresh Packed Roma Tomatoes

Roma, aka Italian plum, are the choice tomato of Italian cuisine. These oval tomatoes come in yellow, orange, and red. Red is most common and by far the highest in antioxidant lycopKerr Familyene content. Romas are preferred for their deeper color, lower acidity, and sweet rich flavor. With fewer seeds and firmer fruit, they are ideal for canning and making flavorful sauces. EDEN organic tomatoes are made exclusively of fresh Roma tomatoes, organically grown on over 800 acres of a third generation Midwestern family farm with rich, organically tended, vital soil. They are harvested perfectly red ripe and travel only 45 miles to be washed, hand sorted, cooked, and jarred within hours of harvest for maximum nutrients, aroma, and flavor.

Now Protected in Amber Glass

New amber glass 14 and 25 ounce jars of crushed tomatoes and sauces enhance Eden's line with eight new items of EDEN Organic Spaghetti Sauce, No Salt Spaghetti Sauce, Pizza Pasta Sauce, Crushed Tomatoes, Crushed Tomatoes with Sweet Basil, and Crushed Tomatoes with Roasted Onion & Garlic. These are the first and only tomatoes in the U.S.A. offered in amber glass that protects flavor and nutrients from light damage. Light damages color and flavor by causing chemical change. Photo-oxidation (light damage) is systemic in food stores where fluorescent lighting in particular, reduces food quality. Amber glass is difficult to get and more costly, but it best protects food.

Why Glass?

The driving force at Eden for amber glass tomatoes was the avoidance of bisphenol-A (BPA) in high acid food cans, and failure of the can manufacturers to make BPA free cans for tomatoes.

Glass Jar Lids and BPA

A search for a lid for our glass jars again confirmed 'there's no such thing as a perfect food package.' Regardless, we found the best there is.

The inside of the twist caps has two coats of sealer between the food and the metal of the cap. The first applied coating has BPA present. The second protective sealant does not, isolating the first coating from contact with the jar's contents.

Potential for migration of BPA is reduced by the following:

  1. An additional protective vinyl base overcoat facing the food, isolating the epoxy BPA containing coating. The coating containing BPA can never be in contact with the food.
  2. The cap's inner surface is separated from the food by an area of air/vacuum.
  3. The surface area exposed to the food is substantially less for a twist cap than for canned goods.
Today's most stringent regulations for food safety is in the European Union where these twist caps have been tested as safe in regards to BPA for use on food products. Currently, we are told, there is no known viable alternative to BPA based epoxy coatings that provides the same level of corrosion resistance and is as safe. We continually push our cap suppliers to develop BPA free constructed caps that will deliver required corrosion resistance, shelf life, and safety.

Most Beneficial

Cooked tomatoes are a better source of lycopene than raw as lycopene becomes more bio-available when cooked, especially when with a little fat. Over 600 carotenoids (plant pigments) are recognized as antioxidants. Researchers say lycopene out performs all known carotenoids in antioxidant efficacy. They found cooked deep red Roma and cherry tomatoes to be the highest in lycopene, and organic are higher yet. Cooking with a bit of oil, like Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil that we use, increases lycopene absorption. Although lycopene is beneficial to health, it's not just lycopene that makes tomatoes healthy. The lycopene works in concert with all the phytonutrients in whole tomatoes, making it much more effective than lycopene supplements that are isolates. EDEN organic tomatoes contain up to 14.4mg of lycopene per serving. They are a good to excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A and C, and provide fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and magnesium.

Great Value, Deep Satisfaction

EDEN organic sauces, diced tomatoes, and crushed tomatoes are made from fresh, unpeeled tomatoes for absolutely the best taste and most nutrients. EDEN organic whole tomatoes have their skins removed with hot water and brushing instead of commonly used lye. EDEN organic sauces are made with a bit of organic Spanish olive oil, and seasoned with Eden's finest sea salt and 100 percent organic herbs and organic spices. EDEN organic diced and crushed tomatoes are made with no salt. All are free of GMO derived citric acid, calcium chloride, and preservatives, with all ingredients declared. EDEN is the wisest choice, delivering greatest value and satisfaction. "Wisdom is love in discerning."

Eden Crushed Tomatoes

Special Offer

As a valued customer, receive 20% off EDEN tomatoes and sauces. Simply enter the coupon code “JAN2011” when prompted during checkout. Please extend this offer to friends and family.

Offer expires February 28, 2011.

Twisted Pair Pasta with Mushroom Marinara

Serves 6 |  Prep. Time 0:10 minutes |  Cook Time 0:40 minutes

Twisted Pair Pasta with Mushroom Marinara

• 12 ounces EDEN Organic Kamut & Quinoa Twisted Pair or EDEN Organic Spelt & Buckwheat Gemelli
• 2 Tablespoons EDEN Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1 cup diced onion
• 1 cup EDEN Maitake Mushrooms, soaked 10 min. in warm water to cover
• 1 cup button mushrooms, quartered or any fresh mushrooms
• 25 ounces EDEN Organic Spaghetti Sauce
• 14.5 ounces EDEN Organic Diced Tomatoes with Sweet Basil, do not drain or EDEN Organic Diced Tomatoes with Roasted Onion
• 1 1/2 cups water
• 1 Tablespoon EDEN Shoyu Soy Sauce, or to taste
• 1 teaspoon dried basil
• 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, optional

Heat oil in a medium saucepan and sauté the onions for 1 to 2 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients except the pasta. Cover, reduce the flame to low and simmer for 30 minutes. When the sauce is almost done, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta. Place the pasta in serving dishes and ladle sauce over.

Nutritional Info Per serving
375 Calories, 9g Fat (21% calories from fat), 14g Protein, 59g Carbohydrate, 16g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 466mg Sodium

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