SCD and canned tomatoes – do they go together?
The short answer is no, but not so fast….
Canned tomatoes are not allowed on SCD typically, but there are brands, like Pomi (pictured below) that have no additives, artificial flavors, or preservatives. The only ingredient is tomatoes. Pomi is not GMO and the box is BPA free.
One of the main reasons Elaine Gottschall disallowed canned tomatoes (and other veggies) is because she was afraid of deception in food labeling. Please scroll down on this list of questions and you’ll find her answer about canned vegetables. Labeling laws have improved since the time of Breaking the Vicious Cycle and these questions.
My fellow blogger Comfy Tummy also found that Italian law mandates the food labels show any ingredient even if it’s a trace amount.
That all being said, I’m curious to know what other SCD followers think about using canned tomatoes. We all know how time consuming making sauces from fresh tomatoes can be and this could be a huge time saver.
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