Do you know the production process of tomato paste? Let's find out together
July 17, 2023
Tomatoes are sweet and sour, with bright color, thin and juicy skin, delicious meat and rich nutrition. China is a big tomato planting country, and its output is second only to the United States, ranking second in the world. Traditional tomato products mainly include tomato sauce, tomato juice, canned tomato, tomato beverage, etc. There are many kinds of tomato products. So do you know what the production process of tomato paste is? Let's learn about it with Shanghai Guofeng Machinery Equipment Co., Ltd.!
What is the production process of tomato juice? In the selection of raw materials, it is necessary to choose tomatoes with good maturity, strong fragrance and bright red color. It is necessary to ensure that the tomato juice has more than 5% soluble solids and the appropriate sugar and acid content. Wash the tomatoes without deterioration, remove the stems, spots, skins and other parts for later use. The prepared tomatoes are crushed and sown, and then the crushed and sown tomatoes are quickly heated to above 85 degrees Celsius to kill the microorganisms attached to the tomatoes and destroy the pectinase. Puree the processed tomatoes with a blender. Then add the ingredients in proportion. In principle, add 0.7-0.9 kg of sugar and 0.4 kg of refined salt to 100 kg of tomatoes, and stir well. After that, the tomato juice is sterilized and cooled, the cans are sealed, sterilized in boiling water, and then cooled in cold water to about 38°C.
Tomatoes, sugar, salt, vinegar, cloves, allspice, onions, celery, cinnamon, and other frequently added vegetables are the basic ingredients of tomato sauce. In the selection of raw materials, fully mature tomatoes with high dry matter content, bright color, thick flesh, few seeds and thin skin should be selected as raw materials. Then trim and clean the surface, cutting off stems and green or rotting parts. Then blanch in boiling water for 2-3 minutes to soften the pulp. Remove the peel and seeds and break up the pulp with a blender. Continue heating, stirring and concentrating until the solids content reaches 22%-24%. Concentrates are ready to fill and seal immediately. Sterilize in boiling water at 100°C for 20-30 minutes, then cool to 35-40°C at pot temperature, and the tomato sauce is ready. Afterwards, the tomato paste is uniform in color, reddish-brown, with a certain sour taste, high viscosity, no special smell, and a soluble solid content of 22%-24%.
Ketchup is a condiment with added acid coloring, which is often used as a culinary condiment for fish, meat, and other foods. The application of tomato paste is an important seasoning ingredient that forms the flavor profile.
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