Eden Organic Spaghetti Sauce is made from the finest Roma tomatoes organically 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, and harvested when perfectly ripe. Roma tomatoes are prized for their deep color and appealing flavor. We do not peel our Sauce Tomatoes because the whole tomato offers the best flavor and all the nourishment that Nature intended. The tomatoes travel only 45 miles to our processor where they are washed, hand sorted, cooked and packed within hours of harvest to capture maximum nutrients and the garden fresh flavor. Organic extra virgin olive oil, a bit of our finest sea salt and an intuitive blend of all organic basil, oregano, black pepper, roasted garlic, onions and thyme transform these tomatoes into the most delicious spaghetti sauce.
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, "Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors." Eden Organic Spaghetti Sauce is low in fat with no saturated fat or cholesterol, and is rich antioxidant vitamins C and beta carotene (vitamin A) and is rich in dietary fiber. It is also low calorie and a good source iron.
Eden Organic Spaghetti Sauce also offers 14.4 mg of, perhaps the most effective known antioxidant, lycopene per serving. According to recent research cooked tomatoes are the best source of lycopene. 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."
Eden Organic Spaghetti Sauce is made of whole tomatoes, organic vegetables, the finest quality non irradiated organic herbs and spices, and never any processing aids or additives. Eden is the wise and healthy choice, taste and see the difference.
Serve Eden Organic Spaghetti Sauce over any Eden Organic Pasta or use it to create a variety of delicious casseroles, soups and stews, Spanish rice, barbecue sauces, over cooked organic polenta (corn grits) or as a sauce over baked enchiladas and more.