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Turkish Sun-Dried Tomato

The roles of sun dried tomatoes are expanding in today’s cuisine. We always provide the highest quality sun dried tomato products to our customers according to their requests. Our product range is Salted or Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) treated tomatoes, in the shape of Halves, Strips (Julienne Cut), Diced and Ready-to-Eat (RTE).

Turkish Sun Dried tomatoes are produced from Roma variety sound, fresh, ripe tomatoes. The tomatoes are dried in the sun to develop their full, rich flavour, characteristic of sun dried tomatoes. They are now recognized as a basic ingredient for a multitude of applications, including baking, condiments, salads and salad dressings and preparation of entrees and appetizers.

Classification of Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Both our salted and sulphured sun dried tomatoes are made from fresh tomatoes harvested at the peak of their ripeness. The tomatoes are then dried under the Aegean sun, supervised continuously by our experienced quality control team. They are processed in our factory with a special dipping system that gives uniformity and consistency in quality.

Salted Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Regular Dry: Moisture 18-23%, Salt 6-8%

The fresh tomatoes need a drying process which takes between 5-7 days with salt. And then they are washed, cleaned and selected in our factory.

RTE (Ready To Eat): Moisture 35-40%, Salt 4-6%

Regular dried tomatoes are taken into the process in our factory and they become R(ready) T(to) E(eat). These tomatoes are mainly used in restaurants, hotels etc. No need to cook. They are served with salads, pizzas, pastas (with sauce) or can be sub-product for the other industrial processes.

Shapes: halves, julienne cut, diced 10×10 mm

Packing: bulk 10 kg boxes, 1 / 2 / 2,5 / 5 kg vacuum bags

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Sulphured Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Regular Dry: Moisture 18-23%, SO2 2500-3000 ppm

The fresh tomatoes need a drying process which takes between 5-7 days with salt. And then they are washed, cleaned and selected in our factory.

RTE (Ready To Eat): Moisture 35-40%, SO2 2500-3000 ppm

Regular dried tomatoes are taken into the process in our factory and they become R(ready) T(to) E(eat). These tomatoes are mainly used in restaurants, hotels etc. No need to cook. They are served with salads, pizzas, pastas (with sauce) or can be sub-product for the other industrial processes.

Shapes: halves, julienne cut, diced 10×10 mm

Packing: bulk 10 kg boxes, 1 / 2 / 2,5 / 5 kg vacuum bags.

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Sun Dried tomatoes in Oil: Ready to Eat product is marinated with some spices in oil with sun flower or olive oil. We serve these products with different size of jars or tray packs including halves, julienne or diced size.

Sun-Dried Tomatoes Production

Tomatoes suitable for drying are harvested and delivered to the drying facility in plastic cases. Each delivery consists of 5 tons to ensure minimal damage and full traceability.

sun-dried-tomato-2The tomatoes are inspected under the supervision of quality control experts. Tomatoes meeting required standards are passed to the hand inspection and washing belt where any damaged and/or discoloured tomatoes are removed.

They are then graded by size and, after a final visual and physical inspection, are machine cut into halves. These halves are dipped into a solution prepared according to the specification requirements of each order, and transferred to the drying yard using tractors employed solely for this purpose.

After being placed on carefully cleaned nets and tarpaulin, and inspected to ensure all are upright, the tomatoes are left to dry in the hot sun. All workers are required to disinfect their hands every 15 minutes to keep microbial levels at a minimum.

sun-dried-tomatoTo ensure even drying, the tomato halves are neatly laid in 2.5 m wide rows with walkways in between to allow for regular inspection of the drying. They are left in the field for 3-5 days, within 1 meter high barriers to prevent foreign wind-borne bodies from blowing on to them.

After being tested for optimum moisture levels, they are collected into small mounds and left for a few hours. They are then passed through a rotating sieve to remove any foreign bodies that may have deposited on the fruit whilst drying, and packed into jute bags. Finally the tomatoes are fumigated under plastic sheeting, weighed, and moved into cold-storage to await packaging and delivery.

Packing Options

In bulk 10 kg bags, 1-2 kg vacuum bags, or in retail bags of your specification.

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Nourishing Value and Benefits for Human Health

Sun dried tomatoes have the same nutritional value as the fresh tomatoes they are made from: they are high in Lycopene, antioxidants, vitamin C and low in sodium, fat, and calories. A relatively small amount of sun-dried tomatoes gives a gourmet touch and a burst of flavour to a variety of recipes.

Nutrition Information (100 gr.)
Energy 139 kcal (582 kJ)
Protein 7,6 g
Carbohydrate 30,1 g
Fat 1,6 g
Dietary Fibre 6.6 g
Minerals
Calcium 59,4 mg
Iron 4.9 mg
Magnesium 104,7 mg
Potassium 1850 mg
Sodium 1131 mg
Zinc 1,07 mg
Phosphorus 192 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin C 21,168 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.285 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.264 mg
Niacin 4,88 mg
Vitamin A IU 471,9 IU
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