Freeze-Dried Tomato Ingredient
Van Drunen Farms’ new ingredient adds flavor, color and nutritional appeal
Tomatoes taste great, and deliver nutrition and color to popular food items. Now, research chefs and food formulators can reach for Freeze-dried Tomato from Van Drunen Farms (VDF) to add the rich flavor of tomatoes to any creation.
Tomatoes offer vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K, and contain thiamin, niacin, phosphorous, copper, and potassium, while being low in calories and saturated fat. They also are a culinary staple, being a major part of sauces, soups, and so much more!
Canned tomatoes are a popular ingredient, but depending on their usage they may need to be strained to eliminate excess liquid. Freeze-dried Tomato from VDF delivers flavor, but does not add any extra liquid, which means sauces or soups won't be thinned out.
Freeze-dried Tomato is created by dehydrating frozen diced tomatoes in a refrigerated vacuum system, resulting in a product that retains much of its color, shape, flavor, and nutritional value. Additionally, Freeze-Dried Tomato has an extended shelf life, making this product a great fit for food storage items.
This easy-to-use product rehydrates and absorbs flavor and liquid from soups, stews, sauces, and chilis. Because this product rehydrates so well and is shelf-stable, it is ideal for dry meal kits and instant soup mixes.
—Van Drunen Farms, www.vandrunenfarms.com