California finely minced peeled tomatoes in tomato puree shall be prepared from round or pear tomatoes that have been washed and hand sorted for quality prior to grinding. Salt is added to enhance flavor. A light-bodied 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.
Vine ripened tomatoes, tomato juice, salt, calcium chloride, naturally derived citric acid