To-mato, to-mahto. However you pronounce it, there’s no denying how essential canned tomatoes are for well-stocked pantry. From pasta sauces and enchilada sauces to cozy soups and homemade salsas, canned tomatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients around. The only problem? Not all cans are created equal. With so many options on the grocery store shelves these days, it’s hard to know which brand is best. That’s why Thrive Market takes the guesswork out of shopping. Cora’s tomatoes are some of the best in Italy—grown on family farms and held to strict standards when it comes to organic farming practices.
The History of Cora
For more than 30 years, Cora has been importing and sourcing the very best ingredients directly from Italy, and enjoys long-term relationships with some of the best manufacturers and growers in the food world. It started in the 1960s when three brothers-in-law (Vito, John, and Philip) arrived in America and decided to make their homeland ingredients accessible to the U.S.
Cora Company Mission
Sourcing the highest quality Italian ingredients is Cora’s hallmark. The brand began as a small importer, but has grown to include everything from pasta and peppers to olive oil and canned tomatoes.
Benefits of Cora
When it comes to quality, Cora doesn’t take any shortcuts. Take its popular canned tomatoes, which are grown according to strict European standards for organic farming. Family farms avoid pesticides and fungicides, hand weed the plants, and tomatoes are packed and processed within only a few hours of harvest. In addition, there are a few more great benefits of embracing this Italian brand:
- BPA-free liners
- Certified Organic ingredients
- Certified Kosher
- No-salt-added options
Top Cora Products
Cora is known for quality—especially when it comes to fresh Italian tomatoes.
Diced Plum Tomatoes
This 28-ounce can of diced plum tomatoes is ready when you are. Certified organic and made with premium Italian tomatoes, try it in your next batch of bolognese or enchilada sauce.
Whole Peeled Tomatoes
When you need a smaller amount of tomatoes, reach for Cora’s 14-ounce can. Infused with basil, you’ll love this pantry staple in simple marinara sauces.
Thrive Market’s Easy Italian Recipes
Travel to Italy with our easiest recipes inspired by Mediterranean flavors.
Italian Breakfast Scramble
Jazz up ordinary eggs with ingredients like EVOO, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and fresh basil. Peak summer produce is ideal to use here!
25 Comfort Food Recipes to Try
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How to Make Italian Meatballs
Our easy Italian meatball recipe combines both ground pork and ground beef, plus flavor all-stars such as Parmesan cheese (non-negotiable), garlic, parsley, and breadcrumbs.