Exclusively produced on a small biodynamic farm from tomatoes grown in the majestic Po Valley in Northern Italy, where the climate and soil are ideal for growing top-quality nutritious fruits and vegetables, we’re excited to bring you our Solspring® brand of pasta sauces, puree and concentrate (paste).
The biodynamic farm uses holistic techniques heavily focused on soil health, such as crop rotation, to produce vibrant, healthy tomatoes and vegetables.
Solspring® Biodynamic® Organic Pasta Sauces
- Garden Vegetable Italian Pasta Sauce
Our Garden Vegetable Italian Pasta Sauce is a deliciously fresh blend of biodynamic and organic ingredients of tomatoes, zucchini, onion, olive oil, carrot, celery and black pepper. This flavorful sauce complements any traditional pasta dish and is a great sauce for pizza.
- Porcini Mushroom Italian Pasta Sauce
Created with plump mushrooms and a pinch of basil, our Porcini Mushroom Italian Pasta Sauce is one of our favorites. This delicious sauce is made from biodynamic and organic ingredients of tomato, olive oil, porcini mushroom, carrot, celery, onion, parsley and basil. This is a delectable sauce for mushroom-lovers.
- Puttanesca Italian Pasta Sauce
Created from a classic recipe with black olives, capers and garlic, as well as biodynamic and organic tomatoes, olive oil and black pepper, our Puttanesca Italian Pasta Sauce adds a classic flavorful touch to your favorite Pasta Puttanesca dish (consider substituting pasta with zucchini noodles).
- Roasted Eggplant Italian Pasta Sauce
Containing sweet and juicy bits of eggplant, along with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, carrot and celery, our Roasted Eggplant Italian Pasta Sauce is produced from the highest quality biodynamic and organic ingredients to make your favorite eggplant parmesan that much better.
- Spicy Arrabbiata Italian Pasta Sauce
Our Spicy Arrabbiata Italian Pasta Sauce provides a delightfully spicy taste from its biodynamic and organic ingredients of tomato, olive oil, garlic, parsley and red pepper. Perfect for serving up a little heat with your favorite Italian dishes.
- Tomato Basil Italian Pasta Sauce
With fresh, high-quality organic and biodynamic ingredients of tomato, onion, olive oil, carrot, basil and celery, our Tomato Basil Italian Pasta Sauce is simple and fresh with fragrant basil. Enjoy this bursting-with-flavor sauce during your next family spaghetti night. This is a go-to flavor everyone will love.
All of our delicious pasta sauces contain a maximum of only 5 grams of naturally occurring sugars per serving without any added sugars or fructose.
Solspring® Biodynamic® Organic Puree and Concentrate (Paste)
- Tomato Puree
Authentically crafted in Italy and with only 3 grams of naturally occurring sugars per serving, our Tomato Puree provides an ideal base for creating your favorite homemade sauces at home.
- Tomato Concentrate
Our Tomato Concentrate is exclusively produced in Italy from organic biodynamic tomatoes. With only 1 gram of naturally occurring sugars per serving, this thick and richly concentrated tomato paste is perfect for creating heartier flavors of sauces, stews, beans and marinades.
Our tomato pastes are also low in natural sugars per serving without any added sugars or fructose.
The Farm as a Living Organism
The biodynamic concept views a farm as a living organism. It’s self-contained, self-sustaining ecosystem follows the cycles of nature. The farm creates its vitality and well-being out of its own dynamics, returning life back to the soil.
Certified Organic is a minimum requirement we insist on for any tomato sauces or pastes you may choose. However, there’s another certification that elevates the standards on sustainable, regenerative agriculture and pushes the envelope on growing nutritious, flavorful food.
Just because a plant is organic doesn’t guarantee it is high quality. If the soil lacks important nutrients, the plant will lack nutrients.
For nutritious plants, you need good topsoil. And to build good nutrient-rich topsoil, we believe the best possible way to go is to follow regenerative farming methods.
A step above organic, Demeter Certified Biodynamic® farming utilizes regenerative farming methods with a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach, creating a self-sustaining ecosystem.
How the Traditional Farming Industry was Revolutionized
Back in the 1920s, Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, was approached by a group of farmers alarmed at what was happening on their farms.
Their seeds weren’t germinating... Their food wasn’t as tasty... Even their animals weren’t as healthy. They were beginning to notice the effects of industrialized agriculture with its repurposed nitrogen fertilizer and synthetic pesticides.
Steiner’s sage advice? Stop viewing farms as factories, and instead, see them as the living organisms they truly are.
A group of German farmers who followed Steiner’s teachings wanted to make his concept of “biodynamic” farming an agricultural standard. Demeter was formed in 1928.
The world’s oldest ecological certification organization, Demeter sets the standards for biodynamic just like the National Organic Program (NOP) sets organic standards.
Demeter is well known within Central Europe. In fact, a full 10% of German organic farmland is Demeter Certified Biodynamic®.
Demeter Certified Biodynamic® agriculture is a step up from organic standards in that it considers the entire farm instead of individual crops and products. It requires the use of holistic regenerative farming practices to promote the health of the soil, crops and livestock.
Biodynamic farmers strive to build a diverse and balanced ecosystem within their farm to enhance the quality and nutrition of the food being grown with a heavy focus on sustainability.
Certified Biodynamic® and Traditional Certified Organic: What’s the Difference?
Let’s take a closer look at how Certified Biodynamic® compares to NOP’s Certified Organic standards:
Allows imported organic fertilizers
Reduces imported materials by utilizing nutrient-rich humus created within the farming system
Allows imported organic pesticides
Creation of biologically diverse habitat encourages balanced predator-prey relationships
Does not require the use of livestock
Integrates livestock to improve soils
Does not address the rotation of crops
Promotes crop rotation and makes intensive use of cover crops (green manure) to add nutrients to the soil
Organic feed for livestock can come from anywhere in the world
50% of livestock feed must be grown on the farm
No requirement for biodiversity
10% of total farm acreage must be set aside for biodiversity
Focused on crops and allows only one section of a farm to be certified
Focused on farms and requires that the whole farm be certified
Product certification focuses mainly on ingredients used
Product certification uses 12 biodynamic processing standards so the agricultural ingredients used define the product
If a farm is Demeter certified, it means that it has also met the organic standard, even if it isn’t certified organic.
It’s important to note that many organic farmers recognize the importance of caring for their soil and may already be practicing some of the biodynamic methods.
Again, Certified Organic is still a very high-quality standard out there. Certified Biodynamic®is simply a step up to an even higher standard.
Certified Demeter Biodynamic® is as good as it gets in agriculture – it’s the platinum standard for high-quality, nutrient-dense food.
Based on the importance of whenever possible to strive for this higher standard, we’ve introduced you to truly exceptional tomato pasta sauces and pastes produced from a Demeter Certified Biodynamic® farm.
But when it comes to regular off-the-shelf tomato sauces, there’s something you should be aware of.
What Could Be Lurking in Your Tomato Sauces?
Unfortunately, what started out centuries ago with the growing of tomatoes on small farms in Italy and in the New World has evolved into a mass cultivation of tomatoes with mass production of tomato sauces.
In many cases, this mass production and commercialization of tomato sauces has led to ingredients in your tomato sauces that many try to avoid, such as added sugars, like high-fructose corn syrup, a cheaper alternative to traditional sugar.
High-fructose corn syrup is not only bad for your gut, it can also lead to increased insulin levels and potential weight gain.
Many commercial brands of tomato sauce contain as much as 11 to 12 grams of sugar in a half-cup serving. That means that a small single cup of tomato sauce could contribute to a sugar overload with more than 20 grams of sugar.
It really doesn’t have to be this way because just like other fruits, tomatoes contain their own natural sugar.
There’s no reason to avoid something you enjoy when there are other nutritious sources available without all the unnecessary ingredients.
Plus, there’s another reason for you to enjoy tomatoes and tomato sauces…
Why It’s Important to Find the Most Nutritious Tomato and Pasta Sauces You Can
Lycopene is a naturally occurring nutrient and pigment that gives many fruits and vegetables their rosy red color.
Lycopene is one of a number of nutrients called carotenoids and is actually considered a super carotenoid antioxidant with powerful activity.
Sourced from red-ripe tomatoes, lycopene has been shown to work with other nutrients to potentially help promote men’s and women’s overall health.
Unlike most other raw foods, there’s a very intriguing thing about raw tomatoes. When cooked, the bioavailability of lycopene actually increases rather than decreases.
However, as we pointed out earlier, most commercial tomato sauce brands are loaded up with extra sugars and fructose.
That’s where we can help by offering you the perfect solution by…
Combining Traditional Ingredients with Cutting-Edge Technology
Using only fresh biodynamic and organic ingredients in simple, authentic Mediterranean recipes and employing cutting-edge technology, our Italian vendor ensures the genuine homemade flavor and quality of our Biodynamic® Sauces and Pastes.
Production control begins with careful selection. Only the very best raw materials satisfy our supplier’s stringent evaluation criteria.
During production, products are checked and rechecked according to various parameters, including mold, pH, acidity and stability. In order to guarantee optimal quality and consistency, further tests are performed by authorized external laboratories specialized in testing tomatoes and their derivatives.
To provide customers with accurate and completely traceable process information, a computerized system records the batch number, date of production and expiration date for every product.
In addition to its distinction as Demeter Certified Biodynamic®, our producer also obtains the following certifications:
- UNI EN ISO 9001: 2008 Quality System Certification – This represents certification of their Quality Management System that conforms to international standards.
- BRC Certification – This is an internationally recognized mark of food safety and quality. Certification is achieved by undertaking a third-party audit against Standards’ requirements by an accredited certification body (CB).
- IFS Certification – The IFS Food Standard is a Global Food Safety Initiative(GFSI)recognized standard for auditing food manufacturers. The focus is on food safety and the quality of processes and products.
Discover the Nutritious and Flavorful Taste When You Order Our Biodynamic Sauces and Pastes Today!
Of course you can find tomato pasta sauces and pastes just about anywhere today. However, you won’t find anything similar in quality or flavor like our Demeter Certified Biodynamic® Sauces and Pastes – sourced from only the freshest ingredients without the added sugars.
If you’re looking for an alternative to pasta to enjoy with one of our Biodynamic sauces, spaghetti squash is a great substitute due to its low carbohydrate levels.
We strongly believe biodynamic is the wave of the future and exactly what’s needed to ensure that our soils can continue to support agriculture and feed the world.
Why not give biodynamic farmers your vote of support, and treat yourself to a truly extraordinary culinary experience by ordering our one-of-a-kind Solspring® Biodynamic® products today?
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