July 28

Don’t Believe Nutrition Hype

“Sugar is toxic!” “Carbs make you fat!” If you believe every headline like those in the media or the Internet, you might not eat anything! That’s because much of the nutrition advice portrayed there is not based on science. It’s important to look at the entire body of evidence before eliminating healthful foods in your […]

May 26

Fresh or Canned Tomatoes: How Do You Choose?

  With summer quickly approaching, fresh fruits and vegetables are delicious and in season, adding a boost of flavor and texture to some of your favorite summer dishes, from salads to sandwiches and beyond. Tomatoes pack many beneficial health compounds, such as fiber and vitamins A and C, promoting a healthy heart, as well as […]

April 07

Preserved Tomatoes, A Sustainable Choice

  Every time you open a can or jar of tomatoes, you release the essence of that warm, summer day in which those perfectly ripe tomatoes were harvested. These tomatoes are picked at their top flavor and nutrition peak on the field before they are quickly whisked away to the processing plant to be canned, […]

March 02

Dirt Report: Tomato Products

By Sharon Palmer RD During the winter, with snow piled up in many cities across the country, it’s hard not to daydream about summer. And there certainly is a lot to love about summertime: hot days, warm nights, the easy-breezy lifestyle, and, of course, the in-season produce. Perfectly ripe tomatoes personify the sweetness of summertime. […]

February 10

21 Healthy Cold-Weather Tomato Recipes

STEPHANIE MCKERCHER, MS RDN OF THE GRATEFUL GRAZER Fresh, juicy, and delicious local tomatoes are a rarity but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to enjoy delicious tomato flavor, along with the beneficial antioxidants and micronutrients that tomatoes provide, all year long.   Because tomatoes are quickly canned after harvest, they retain their flavor and […]

January 20

3 Tomato-tastic Recipes You Need in Your Life This Year

By Elissa Lueckemeyer RDN, LD owner of Food 4 Success, LLC and author of Wholesome Simplicity blog As a mother of a busy toddler with another baby on the way, I am all for easy ways to pack in flavor and nutrition into quick meals. I realized that the majority of my go-to recipes have […]

December 05

Canned Tomato Challenge: San Marzano vs. USA

By Ashlea Hartz, N.C. In the shadows of the great Mt. Vesuvius lies a small town of San Marzano sul Sarno, near Naples, yes that’s in Italy not Florida. It was here, one story goes, that a tomato seed gifted to the people of Naples from the royalty of Peru was first planted in the […]