“ Type: Savoury Sauces „
Lovely idea. The problem is that there are 9.3grams of salt in every jar, which makes it almost inedible. That also represents 155% of the RDA for salt. In one apparently healthy jar!
The last time I had some as a 'healthy' sauce to pour on my (Sainsbury's) pasta, thinking that I would also catch up on some of my five units of fruit &and veg, I tasted it & then threw the lot away. There was so much salt in it that I nearly gagged. The surprising thing is that there is no mention of the vast quantities of salt in the sauce on the front of the label, simply a description that can be summarised as 'lovely fresh tomatoes mixed with not so lovely tomatoes, to make a wonderful sauce'.
In this day & age, with most people trying to cut down on salt, I am disgusted that there is so much in what should be so enjoyable & fresh
What is sugocasa? No, it's not some new kind of confectionary house. To sum it up: sugocasa is a kind of posh preserved tomatoes. It's a sauce, made with fresh fruits with a blend of herbs and just a smidge of garlic, which possesses a lovely vibrant, red colour. One look at it and you know this is a product that's going to be very, very good for you indeed.
Sainsburys Taste the Difference sugocasa comes in an absolutely giant 700g glass bottle, with a twist off lid. Unfortunately, this is put on the jar rather tightly. Be warned: do not do what I did and turn the jar almost upside down in your attempt to open it, unless you want to give your partner the impression that you're cooking something that you've just killed right there on the kitchen floor.
Though it costs around £1.20 or so, you get a massive amount of tomato sauce for your money - easily enough to serve a huge pasta meal to a hungry family and still have some left over. Fortunately, it's very versatile: you can use it on pasta and pizzas, as the base for a soup or even in a curry.
Texture wise, this sugocasa sauce very thick, and you can see chunks of delicious fresh tomato in there. The taste is terrific - it lacks the acidity of some canned tomatoes, leaving just warm, fresh, juicy tomatoey goodness for you to enjoy.
Nutritionally, it's low in fat (around 1g per 100g) but very filling, making this an ideal diet food.
Gourmet sauce with chopped tomatoes, herbs and garlic.