Pacific Foods Introduces New Organic Tomatoes in BPA-Free Cartons
Family-owned company, Pacific Foods, has introduced five Organic Tomato varieties packaged in BPA-free cartons. Naturally gluten-free and non-GMO, Pacific’s Organic Tomato varieties include Diced; Strained; Crushed; Crushed with Onion, Garlic & Basil and Tomato Sauce.
“Most people think all packaged tomatoes are the same but it’s simply not true,” says Kimberly Nieves, brand manager, Pacific Foods. “Thoughtful ingredient selection and cooking method can noticeably elevate the flavor of packaged tomatoes, even when cooked into recipes. At Pacific, we start with the most flavorful variety then treat it with care to bring out the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, natural texture and rich color.”
Pacific’s recipe features Roma variety tomatoes, known for their full flavor and meatiness. The company then uses gentle steam peeling to remove the skins without the use of lye, while a “flash heat” preservation process reduces cook time by 90 percent compared to canned varieties, according to company officials. The product contains no chemicals, additives or artificial ingredients.
“Our tomatoes live up to the same standards for quality as all of our other cooking staples like broth, stock and beans,” adds Nieves. “We use as few ingredients as possible, making sure each one has a purpose to let the true flavor shine through. One bite of our tomatoes and you’ll taste the difference.”
Pacific’s Organic Tomato line is available now at natural food stores and conventional grocers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99-$4.99 per 26.46-ounce package.