You have probably heard that plastics contain dangerous chemicals such as Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, which mimic hormones in your body. They have been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Hopefully you’ve taken steps to avoid BPA, like using only stainless steel drinking bottles or glass food storage containers.
But did you know that there is BPA in the lining of food and beverage cans as well? Yes, it’s true. The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A. Canned tomatoes are likely to have even higher levels of BPA; the high acidity of tomatoes causes more BPA to leach into food.
Can-Free Tomato Solution? Pomi Tomatoes in a Box are BPA Free
Thankfully there is an easy way to avoid BPA from canned tomatoes: Pomi tomatoes come in a BPA-free box!
Pomi tomatoes come straight from Italy and they contain one ingredient: tomatoes. Italy’s standards for tomatoes and farming all fresh produce are much stricter than here in the U.S. Here are some more great reasons to choose Pomi tomatoes:
- All natural: The only ingredient is tomatoes!
- Pesticide free: Pomi grows their tomatoes without pesticides; many consider it to be an organic product because of this.
- Grown in accordance to the EU’s regulations for eco-sustainable agriculture
- Packaging is recyclable and BPA free
- No preservatives, water, artificial flavor, additives, or citric acid
- Low in sodium
You can read more by going to www.pomionline.it and clicking on the British flag at the bottom.
When I first opened the box, all I could smell was fresh tomatoes! If I didn’t know any better, I would have said they were straight from the garden. Seriously, they smelled that great. And when I used them in a meal, they tasted as good as the tomatoes my mom canned from her garden! I was very impressed!
Where to Buy Pomi Tomatoes
I have seen Pomi tomatoes in my local Whole Foods. But if you aren’t fortunate enough to have a store that carries Pomi tomatoes, you can always find them on my favorite online store: Amazon.com!
[Disclosure: I received some samples of Pomi tomatoes from the marketing firm Think Cannon. With that being said, the comments and opinions above are purely my own.]
Wendy – ParentingTips365.com