Before they are taken into production, organic sun dried tomato halves are washed and cleaned using mechanical and visual methods. If the request is for sun-dried tomato halves, no cutting takes place, but requests for quarter or julienne organic sun dried tomatoes will entail cutting the product as part of the process.
We can increase the moisture level of sun dried tomatoes and provide products with a moisture ranging from 18% to 36% to suit our customers’ needs.
A significant risk in the production of sun dried tomatoes is pesticide use, especially when issues arise during cultivation. Conducting a pesticide test on a large sample is a must in order to detect the presence of pesticide and determine whether it falls within or exceeds limits.
Sun dried tomatoes are a rich source of the essential minerals potassium and calcium. Potassium is crucial for adequate functioning of the nerves and muscles and to maintain a regular heartbeat. Calcium is well-known for its role in the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, but is also required for muscle and blood vessel contraction, and hormone secretion.
Organic sun dried tomatoes also help supply the body with the B vitamins niacin, thiamin and riboflavin. B vitamins are essential for the body to be able to convert carbohydrates, fat and protein into energy. As such, including sun-dried tomatoes in one’s diet can contribute to a properly functioning metabolism. Sun dried tomatoes are also a good source of fiber, in particular insoluble fiber, which is needed for a healthy digestive system and which helps provide a feeling of satiety.
We supply both traditional and ready to eat organic sun dried tomatoes. Unlike ready to eat organic sun dried tomatoes, traditional sun-dried tomatoes must be soaked in a warm liquid for approximately half an hour before they can be eaten.
Can be used in dishes that traditionally include tomato sauce such as pasta, pizza or lasagna. Their intense tomato flavor and chewy texture are pleasant in salads, appetizers or sandwiches. Organic sun dried tomatoes are often combined with cheese such as mozzarella or with eggs in omelets and scrambled eggs. Sun dried tomatoes can also be used in vegetable stews and soups, or chopped and incorporated in the dough for baked goods such as bread.
● Ready to Eat
● Semi Dried
● 1/2 Cut
● 1/4 Cut
● Julienne Cut
● NOP Organic
● EU / EC Organic
● COR Organic
Although sun-dried tomatoes are often associated with Italian gastronomy, the tomato plant is not native to Europe but rather to South America. Seeds of tomato plants were only brought to Europe from present-day Mexico by Spanish explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries, and the name “tomato” originates from a South American indigenous term used for the fruit.
To this day, tomatoes are a cornerstone of Mexican cuisine, for example, featuring prominently in preparations such as salsas.