The start to this thread began here
, a short talk about authentic San Marzano tomatoes. So, like I stated in the thread, I decided to examine them myself.
The two subjects.
The can on the left "Cento Canned San Marzano grown and canned in Italy". The can on the right "San Marzano tomatoes grown in the USA"
Here's some info from the two cans. Note the basil leaf in the Cento product.
Only certified San Marzano's get this seal.
Upon opening the containers, both looked identical. So I dug in there and took a tomato out from each can. Note: I actually dug around in the USA can to try and find a tomato that looked like the picture on the label but only found round ones the size of a Hacky Sack (like a kiwi fruit).
Here they are sliced open. 85% of the liquid on the plate was from the Italian tomato. Also, the juice from the USA grown tomato was quite watery.