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    Rebanell1 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 14, 2014, 02:56 PM
    Taste of tin from canned tomatoes
    I opened a can of crushed tomatoes and added it to my spaghetti sauce and when I tasted it, it had a slight taste of tin. Is this dangerous? Can simmering it for an hour kill anything bad in it?
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    Feb 14, 2014, 03:27 PM
    Was the can date good? Tomatoes are acid and can actually dissolve metal from the cans. I would not eat it since heat does not destroy all bacteria or other toxins.
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    Feb 14, 2014, 04:05 PM
    The taste of metal in the canned tomatoes does not mean there is anything dangerous to ingest. Just add a pinch sugar to remove this taste. Long gone are the days when you have to worry about canned goods stagnating. There is no dangerous bacteria.
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    Feb 14, 2014, 04:19 PM
    Providing you used a brand name in a steel can, there should not be a problem. Aluminum has been linked to some neurological disorders, but the dosage is orders of magnitude larger than one can. There should not be any biological danger.

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