Pastene Tomato Paste is fresh-packed for naturally delicious flavor and a fresh taste that you won’t find in most canned tomatoes. Instead of using fillers like tomato concentrate and water, Pastene uses only fresh vine-ripened tomatoes that are picked in the summer and canned at the peak of ripeness. This fresh-pack process guarantees that you will always get the freshest flavor when you use Pastene canned tomatoes. Pastene Fancy Tomato Paste is a must have ingredient for everyone’s Italian kitchen. Use for thickening sauces and soups.