What Makes a Great Organic Tomato Pasta Sauce?
Nothing beats a good tomato sauce for garden-fresh flavor. With the organic variety, you can be sure that the tomatoes were grown and harvested with the highest standards. Add some to pasta with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and your favorite meat, and you’ve got a zesty Italian meal. Our chefs define high quality organic tomato sauce as having a cooked tomato color and sheen that reflects its ingredients. The aroma should be high and consist of ripe tomatoes and seasonings such as onions, garlic and herbs. There should be no inappropriate aroma or flavor off notes from poor handling, preparation or packaging that detract from the overall aroma and flavor. A tomato sauce has optimal taste balance when a noticeable saltiness leads, followed by a slightly lower sweetness and much lower sourness. Both the sweet and sour tastes should come naturally from the tomatoes, not from sweeteners or additives. The sauce should give an impression of freshly picked and puréed tomatoes, with nothing
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