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Cans for Tomatoes , Organic or (in)Organic ?


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Ive started this here

 

as its about The Can itself.

 

some time ago , maybe a good while

 

TestKitchen ( my personal BetNoir )

 

in a show suggested , that for tomatoes 

 

Organic tomato cans  ( they looked back then a little brassy or goldie on the surface )

 

vs non-organic ( silver-ish ) gave the tomato dans le can

 

a better tomato ( think your garden ) favor(u)r

 

I recall , distantly that I saw this idea again 

 

now :   Im not interested in Organic for Health reasons

 

just the Can for tomatoes ( acidic ? ) 

 

does this matter for flavor ?  or you know ATK ?

 

why am I asking ?

 

I plan , after a few naps , to make

 

either from a Jar ( crushed tomatoes , not from tomatoes paste )

 

or a can of ?? organic ' paste ' tomatoes 

 

and male "" Meat Balls "   SV'dish

 

Target has crushed tomatoes ,   well reviewed 

 

but they wont ship them to me,

 

so , have your read , or understand the differences in

 

Organic and (n) organic cans 

 

re flavour ?

 

Tj's has some Organic crushed tomatoes

 

I might just go that way

 

TJ's has a lot of jared tomato sauce

 

Im not sure if any of them start w ' crushed tomatoes "

 

Rao   jared sauce deos do this 

 

but that's not they way I choose to go

 

just yet

 

thank you 

 

its about the can  

 

some time ago ion a jared sauce thread  

 

it was pointed out I could easily make Rao

 

w canned plum tomaotes

 

so its about that thread which I cant just now

 

cheers

 

      """   Happy Cooking ! """"

 

                     J. Pepin

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Honestly - overthinking wastes brain energy. If I want a touch of brightness - couple drops of generic "balsamic" or even a tart orange off tree.  I use what people have on hand when cooking in other kitchens and for your application or similar - never noticed a difference in can or contents.

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Ive got Brain Energy to spare

 

just not so much Fond

 

Im more interesting 

 

while still ' capable '

 

about the two types of cans.

 

but your are correct :

 

getting something done now  

 

might be more important 

 

after all 

 

when i go to get m Flu Shot

 

there will be a lot of Seniors right there   

 

Amazon ( JB ) should allow me , or you

 

get get these essential longevity items 

 

via subscribe and save 

 

to bad JB and EM have some sort of Gonadal

 

problem w The Moon   and The Mars

 

 

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I don't have an opened can to look at right now, but, IIRC, Bianco organic canned tomatoes cans are brassy / gold-colored on the inside. Bianco tomatoes are currently my favorite canned tomatoes. IMO, they don't taste like a can. However, here's a photo from the Forno Bravo (pizza oven) website:

 

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I don't remember the insides of the cans looking white like that.

 

I plan to get more of these Bianco tomatoes and will do a follow-up post when I open a can.

 

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19 minutes ago, MokaPot said:

I don't have an opened can to look at right now, but, IIRC, Bianco organic canned tomatoes cans are brassy / gold-colored on the inside. Bianco tomatoes are currently my favorite canned tomatoes. IMO, they don't taste like a can. However, here's a photo from the Forno Bravo (pizza oven) website:

 

I don't remember the insides of the cans looking white like that.

 

I plan to get more of these Bianco tomatoes and will do a follow-up post when I open a can.

 

 

Isnt the white interior coating  standard for acidic canned goods now?

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remember

 

just asking 

 

all cans might be the same now

 

\Ill go organic , diced or crushed

 

TJ's has no-salt added diced 

 

g00d  enough for my project.

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I doubt the cans used by a given canner are different based on what's going in them.  Tomato canning is a "get it done now" operation, where the tomatoes come in, and processed, and canned as fast as possible to preserve freshness.  many canners don't put the labels on cans until they ship them, because the same cans get sold under different brands. 

 

I use Escalon 6-in-1 tomatoes for pizza sauce.  I have had several cans, which the canning machine labeled organic along with the lot and datestamp.  The label was the normal one, as were the can and its contents. 

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thank you all

 

again my goal was to see if the ATK idea , from the past

 

that Organic tomatoes were canned differently than regular , and the can used

 

w organics contributed to a ' fresher ' flavor '

 

I grabbed a few of these  @ my last TJ's blitz:

 

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Ill save them for my MeatBallSV project .  I dont think my local Tj's has fresh ground pork

 

possibly Fz , as the two meat components Ill get are Beef and Pork , fresh ( blister packed ) ground.

 

Ill let you know what this can looks like.   and I do know from jared sauce , that

 

if the first ingredient is tomato paste   vs crushed tomatoes ( more expensive for some reason )

 

the taste between the two jared sauces is distinctly  different.

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22 hours ago, weinoo said:

Just get your tomatoes in jars, and you won't have anything to worry think about.

 

17 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Till you drop one.

 

Cans, jars - either one dropped on a toe is not a good thing.   La Valle is one of the brands I use - nice cans.  The laSt time I tried to procure the Bianco tomatoes shown above (which may have been around the beginning of hoarding time), they were very expensive, so I passed. the stuff from Beatrice at Gustiamo is, to my taste, the sine qua non of canned/jarred tomatoes.

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