Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes are the flavorful Roma variety grown on a 800+ acre family farm located on the southern edge of Ontario, Canada in the Thames River Delta. The tomatoes are grown in mineral rich organic soil, carefully tended, harvested and expertly cooked only in organic tomato juice. Roma tomatoes are prized for their deep color and appealing flavor.
Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes are just whole tomatoes with no salt added and never any 'processing aids.' We do not peel our Diced Tomatoes because the whole tomato offers the best flavor and all the nourishment that Nature intended.
Rich in antioxidant nutrients vitamin C and beta carotene (vitamin A) and and offers 4.55 mg of, perhaps the most effective known antioxidant, lycopene per serving. According to recent research cooked tomatoes are the best source of lycopene. Low in calories, fat free, very low in sodium without salt added, and contains potassium, dietary fiber, protein, calcium, iron, vitamins B1, B2, and B3, and magnesium.
According to the FDA, "Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, Vitamin A, or Vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with may factors." Also, "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes are fat free, very low in sodium with no salt added, and an excellent source of the antioxidants vitamins A and C.
Over 600 known carotenoids (plant pigments) are recognized as antioxidants. Researchers say lycopene out paces all other known carotenoids in antioxidant ability. When compared to raw tomatoes, they found cooked deep red Roma and cherry tomatoes to be the highest in lycopene, and organic were even higher. Cooking, they say, concentrates the lycopene, and cooking with a bit of oil (like Eden Extra Virgin Olive) increases absorption. Although lycopene may be beneficial to health, researchers say its not just lycopene that make tomatoes a healthy food. In whole cooked tomatoes, lycopene works together with secondary phytonutrients and vitamins making it much more effective than lycopene supplements that do not contain these other nutrients. John Erdman, professor of food science and human nutrition and of internal medicine at the University of Illinois said, "It has been unclear whether lycopene itself is protective. We believe people should consume whole tomato products in pastas, salads, in tomato juice, and even on pizza."
Commercial tomatoes may be synthetically 'fed', force ripened, and travel hundreds of miles before processing. To loosen the skin for peeling they are bathed in lye or other caustic solutions, then loaded with refined salt, refined sugar, and preservatives. Even most organic brands add citric acid and calcium chloride as processing aids. Tomatoes are usually loaded with sodium to give them flavor. Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes have no salt added and great flavor, no lye, and no derived citric acid or calcium chloride. Eden is the wise and healthy choice, taste and see the difference.
Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes are not only delicious, they are versatile and can be used to create an endless variety of soups, stews, sauces, casseroles. Combine with any Eden canned bean and pasta to make delicious salads for any season. Check out our recipes for quick and easy salsa and dips using Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes.