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Offline Chef Manardee

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How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« on: July 14, 2015, 10:59:36 AM »
I'm looking to try out some prepared sauces I've heard recommended on here. But I'm just wondering how these sauces are actually prepared. Taking a look at a can of Pizzaiolo Pizza Sauce Autentico it has these ingredients:

- Vine-ripened fresh tomatoes
- Blend of extra virgin olive oil and sunflower oil
- Salt
- Oregano
- Black pepper
- Granulated garlic
- Naturally derived citric acid.

Do they cook this sauce in the manner we would or is there is some special process we're not capable of doing easily?
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Re: How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 11:59:26 AM »
The only process they use is that they cook under vacuum to reduce the temperature, if anything.

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Re: How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 12:09:36 PM »
So they would just mix all of the ingredients up, it's not really getting cooked?
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Re: How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 12:12:28 PM »
It cooks just fine, it just does so at a lower temperature to preserve the flavoids in the tomato sauce.

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Re: How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 02:22:03 PM »
Could we recreate this process by just simmering everything on very low for like 10-15 mins?
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Re: How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 03:12:50 PM »
Just keep the temp below 200 and you are good.

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Re: How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2015, 04:06:03 PM »
Generally speaking, after going into the can, commercial tomato products go into a retort at at least 212F for long enough for the product in the center of the can to reach 185F.
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Re: How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2015, 07:19:42 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.
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Re: How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2015, 07:46:57 PM »
I'm looking to try out some prepared sauces I've heard recommended on here. But I'm just wondering how these sauces are actually prepared. Taking a look at a can of Pizzaiolo Pizza Sauce Autentico it has these ingredients:

- Vine-ripened fresh tomatoes
- Blend of extra virgin olive oil and sunflower oil
- Salt
- Oregano
- Black pepper
- Granulated garlic
- Naturally derived citric acid.

Do they cook this sauce in the manner we would or is there is some special process we're not capable of doing easily?
Chef Manardee,

Since you mentioned a Stanislaus product, you might be interested in knowing how Stanislaus processes its fresh-pack tomatoes:

http://www.stanislaus.com/products/not-from-concentrate/process_comparison

See, also, http://www.stanislaus.com/products/not-from-concentrate

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Re: How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2015, 07:56:59 PM »
Is that true that it's illegal to say a product is "Not From Concentrate" if it isn't?

I love how open Stanislaus are about their products. They have some great sounding recipes on their website as well. :P
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Re: How are "prepared" canned pizza sauces prepared?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2015, 08:05:43 PM »
Is that true that it's illegal to say a product is "Not From Concentrate" if it isn't?
Chef Menardee,

I will give you the pleasure of answering your own question ;D. Here is the FDA's governing statutory language on the matter: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfCFR/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=155.191.

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