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Can Canned Tomatoes Sometimes Be Better Than Fresh!?

With today's emphasis on freshness, it would seem basic to assume that a fresh tomato is always better than a canned one. But what about when tomatoes are out of season? Or what about when making a pasta sauce or a marinara?
09/16/2015 06:17pm ET | Updated September 16, 2016
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With today's emphasis on freshness, it would seem basic to assume that a fresh tomato is always better than a canned one. But what about when tomatoes are out of season? Or what about when making a pasta sauce or a marinara?

We went to Rossopomodoro to get their take on when is best to use which kinds of tomatoes. Rossopomodoro Owner Simone Falco starts by pointing out that for cooking, there is never a good time to use an out-of-season tomato. The canned will always be preferable because they were picked at the height of the season.

But if, like right now, you have the best of tomatoes available, then it depends on what you are cooking. So watch the video above to learn more about when to use which tomatoes!

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