The 5 Best Organic (Can-Free!) Tomatoes in Glass (and How to Jar Your Own)

The 5 Best Organic (Can-Free!) Tomatoes in Glass (and How to Jar Your Own)


Cooked tomatoes are a staple in my pantry. Next to olive oil, garlic, and apple cider vinegar, I use them constantly. And when it comes to that super secret family red sauce recipe, flavor matters. Here’s how to choose the best organic tomatoes–from whole and crushed to tomato paste–all without the chemical-laden cans. Plus, if you happen to have them growing in your garden, here’s how to can your own (in glass, of course).

Aluminum cans, most often how you can find pre-cooked tomatoes, contain BPA (bisphenol-A) or BPS (bisphenol-S), two endocrine disrupters that can cause reproductive and developmental problems as well as others health issues. Glass jars do not contain these chemicals (although the lids may). Paper cartons, like the ones commonly used for nondairy milks or broths are another excellent choice for avoiding BPA or BPS. Pomi is best known for its boxed tomatoes, but they’re not organic.


  • Serves 5
  • 2 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 diced potato
  • 1-15 ounce can of tomatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup organic sour cream
Read the whole recipe on Organic Authority