July 18th, 2010

{green your eats} BPA-Free Canned Foods, Even Tomatoes!

I just found a couple of super helpful posts that list BPA-free canned good options—including tomatoes!— at fabulous eco-family blog The Soft Landing. I’ve been looking for a one-stop spot to survey my toxic free options, and voila!

I just assumed there wouldn’t be tomato options on the list. How glad that I was wrong! Tomatoes are high in acid, which causes increased leaching in canned goods. That means tomatoes are some of the least safe canned foods and the hardest to can without sturdy BPA-laced can linings. Sadly, I use a lot of canned tomatoes. If you do, too, and you don’t have time to can tomatoes yourself, you must check out your options.

As for other canned foods, there are way more choices than I expected. I knew that Eden Organics was the only company in the US currently using BPA-free linings in all of their canned beans, but some other companies (like Trader Joe’s) are starting to offer BPA-free options, too. Hooray!

Take a look. And be sure to visit The Soft Landing often. They always have great, well-researched info on keeping your family safe from toxins.

6 Responses

  1. Brenda says:

    If you use a lot of tomatoes, Vitacost.com has these by the case.

  2. Ester Raftis says:

    That’s great information. I never knew of these options. Now I can eat my tomato sauces without worry.

  3. One Hungry Mama says:

    i know–great, isn’t it?! so glad you find it helpful, too.

  4. One Hungry Mama says:

    great tip, THANKS!

  5. Julia's Child says:

    Yay! It’s so much easier to find BPA free beans, etc. than tomatoes.

    Thank you!

  6. Thank you SO much for the awesome shout out on our BPA-free obsessed research :-)

    See, I knew someone else would be looking for BPA-free tomato options!

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