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Tomato Paste

About Tomato Paste

Tomato Paste

What Is Tomato Paste?

Tomato paste is a pantry staple made from concentrated tomatoes that adds intense, tomatoey flavor to all sorts of dishes without adding extra moisture.

Tomato paste is made from whole tomatoes cooked, strained to remove seeds and skins, then cooked again to evaporate moisture. The result is a thick, smooth, deep-red paste with a sweet, highly concentrated flavor. Tomato paste can be pure, with no ingredients other than tomatoes, or may contain small amounts of salt, sugar, herbs and spices and sometimes citric acid as a preservative.

Since it’s intensely flavorful, tomato paste is typically sold in small (6-ounce) cans, or in tubes (4.5 ounces/130 grams). Many cooks swear by the quality and ease of tubes (no can opener required!), but they’re typically double to triple the price of paste in cans. Devotees point out that since it keeps better in a tube it’s just as economical, but proper storage of leftover canned paste is pretty easy. The choice is yours. Finally, you’ll sometimes see double-concentrated paste sold in tubes; this paste has been cooked down even further, and you can use half the amount in recipes, another convenience.

DHD Tomato Paste Products

Tomato Paste 50gr
Tomato Paste 70gr
Tomato Paste 400gr
Tomato Paste 70gr (100pcs)

Canned Tomato Paste

Application of canned tomato paste

Tomato paste is used as a seasoning in cooking to give it the natural taste and color of fresh tomatoes. This seasoning is used in the recipe of dishes such as pasta, various soups, and local dishes.

Canned Tomato Paste Production

Tomato paste is produced by concentrating tomato juice during a hot filling process filled into a can or glass, and finally the can is seamed according to the double seam standard. Filled cans or jars pass a specific time in the pasteurization tunnel so that the product can have a good shelf life.


Aseptic Tomato Concentration Applications

The first application of concentrated tomato paste is the production of packaging tomato paste in regions and seasons where there isn’t any access to fresh tomatoes. Packing tomato paste in aseptic bags makes products last up to 2 years. according to the amount of daily consumption required producers of packaging tomato paste in all regions and seasons can use aseptic bags.

one of the most important applications of concentrated tomato paste is the production of sauces such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, etc. Many producers prefer to use ready-made tomato paste instead of processing fresh tomatoes. The elimination of the steps of washing, sorting tomatoes, adding, and concentrating tomato juice greatly increases speed and reduces the cost of energy consumption in production. In addition, the use of ready-made tomato paste eliminates the risk of sugar caramelization during the process of mixing with the sauce paste and makes raw materials uniform for all the sauces produced. Also, this product is used in the production of all canned foods such as tomato paste in the recipe for canned beans.

Aseptic Tomato Paste Production
  1. Fresh tomatoes enter the washing ponds and after being washed twice, enter the sorting section. At the end of this section, the sorted tomatoes are crushed and the mixture of tomato juice and tomato pieces is directed to the next stage using a liquid pump.
  2. Tomato juice enters to the pre-heater to heat up and destroy enzymes and bacteria and reaches a temperature of 80 -90 °C.
  3. The heated tomato juice enters the dehydrating & filtering section. In this step, all the solid particles, seeds, skin, and tomato flesh are separated.
    The obtained pure tomato juice is stored in storage tanks to enter the cooking and concentration stage.
  4. Pure tomato juice becomes thicker in the concentration system and evaporates with the methods of falling & circulation until it reaches the desired Brix degree.
    Automatic control systems constantly and carefully monitor the concentration process and product conditions are checked by experts.
  5. The tomato paste enters the pasteurizer and then enters the storage tank. This device puts the product into aseptic bags under fully controlled pressure and temperature conditions.
What is Brix?

Brix is a measure of the amount of dissolved solid content in a liquid, which is also known as TSS (Total Soluble Solids). Tomato paste is usually produced with Brix 32 to 38 and packed with Brix 25 to 27

What is the difference between homemade and industrial tomato paste?

The most important difference between homemade tomato pastes and industrially produced tomato paste is in the process of cooking and concentrating tomato juice. In the home method, tomato juice is boiled in a traditional way and in free conditions at a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius until it is cooked and concentrated. But in the industrial method, the concentration operation is performed under vacuum conditions and a temperature of about 70 degrees Celsius, which leads to the preservation of the natural taste and color of the tomato.