Health & FAQs

The benefits of including La Gina in your home cooking go beyond just fantastic flavours. The Mediterranean diet has been well documented as being very healthy. Tomatoes and legumes, along with nuts, fish and olive oil, are important parts of this diet.

So, as you cook up a meal for yourself or your family using products from the great La Gina range these are just some of the benefits you can enjoy.

Key Benefits

Tomatoes & Lycopene... Did you know?

  • Lycopene is found in tomato and tomato products.
  • Lycopene gives tomatoes their vibrant colour.
  • Helps protect against illnesses such as Prostate Cancer and heart disease
  • Lycopene is an antioxidant, which can help to counteract the harmful free - radicals which accelerate aging.
  • Lycopene in cooked tomatoes is less complex and therefore can be absorbed by the human body easier and at a higher level.

Canned Tomatos

  • All Natural Ingredients.
  • No Artificial Colours or Preservatives.
  • No Added Salt.
  • No Added Sugar.
  • Contains the natural antioxidant Lycopene.
  • GM Free.
  • No Added MSG.
  • Gluten free.

FAQs

I can't find a use by date on the La Gina tomato cans. Can I still use the product?

As per Australian packaging requirements, products (such as canned tomatoes) with a 3-year shelf life do not require a use by date. However, please note we have records of all batch codes that reflect the use by date by product.

Does La Gina use Genetically Modified (GM) ingredients?

All La Gina products are GM FREE.

Do La Gina products contain MSG?

No, all La Gina products are MSG free.

Is La Gina packaging recyclable?

Yes, all of our products use recyclable packaging material - i.e. glasses, cans, cardboards & recyclable tetra packs.

Do I need to refrigerate La Gina products after opening?

Yes, it is recommended to refrigerate all La Gina products in an air-tight container.

Are La Gina products gluten free?

Yes, all of La Gina product range is gluten free.

What is the tomato to juice ration in a normal La Gina can?

Approximately 65:35 ratio.

I've found tomato skins in my 400g Whole Peeled La Gina tomato can. Why is that?

Occasionally tomato skins may be found in the La Gina canned tomato range; this is due to the automated tomato peeling process. The tomatoes skins are peeled in the automated machines and then transferred to be cooked in the cans; hence occasional skins may still be attached during the transfer. The good news is the skins are edible and high in fibre.

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