Crushed Tomatoes in Puree
Ground Peeled Tomatoes in Puree (also known as Coarse Ground Tomatoes in Puree) shall be prepared from round or pear tomatoes that have been washed, hand sorted for quality and peeled prior to grinding. Salt is added for flavor. A rich puree made from fresh tomatoes is used as a packing medium. The sealed containers are cooked to ensure commercial sterility then cooled prior to stacking.
The finished item has an irregular appearance characterized by small pieces of ground tomatoes. It has a bright red color and is practically free from extraneous plant material and objectionable defects.