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The Food Culture Of Tomato Paste

Jul 10, 2017

Modern Tomato Paste is from the beginning of the 20th century. The direct cause of its appearance is the discussion about the use of sodium benzoate. The father of the US Food and Drug Administration, Harvey Weili, questioned the safety of benzoic acid. So entrepreneurs, especially H. J. Heinz, founder of Heinz Foods, are looking for substances that can be used to replace benzoic acid.

Previously, Tomato Paste is very rare, the reason is the use of pectin less immature tomato. At that time the Tomato Paste contains less vinegar than today. By selecting mature tomatoes as raw materials, Tomato Paste does not have to use benzoic acid, and its taste is worse than the early Tomato Paste. Some experts believe that the change in the raw material not only to remove the use of benzoic acid, but also to make its taste changes, and it is this taste changes make it widely used today's condiments.

The previous Tomato Paste has two flavors: bitter and salty. But after the use of mature tomatoes and add more tomato flesh after Tomato Paste also won the flavor. By adding more vinegar it also gets sour and spicy. Do not use benzoic acid after its sweetness doubles. The harmony of these five flavors makes the Tomato Paste very tasty.

Past Tomato Paste is made with fresh tomatoes. Tomatoes are harvested by vacuum evaporation into a very viscous tomato paste. This tomato paste can be stored at room temperature for a long time, so that it can be used throughout the year to produce Tomato Paste.

Past Tomato Paste is usually packed in glass bottles, glass bottles can effectively protect the Tomato Paste is not dry and not oxidized, but because the Tomato Paste is more viscous, it is not easy to pour out from the glass bottle. The newly introduced polyethylene bottle makes it easy to squeeze out the Tomato Paste. Today most Tomato Paste is packed in a polyethylene bottle.

Tomato Paste, a substantial increase in prices of two companies in the field of Xinjiang grab the raw materials

After several years of painful to the inventory process, Tomato Paste processing enterprises in 2013 and finally look forward to the market warming, but the domestic Tomato Paste production giant COFCO Tunhe (600737, SH) has encountered new problems.

According to local media reports in Xinjiang, August 9, 2013, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in the eighth division of a group of 41 farmland farmland, COFCO Tun River Tomato Deputy General Manager Han Qixin hand and farmers signed a contract, but watched Xinjiang Tianye (600075, SH) picking machine away from the tomato raw materials. But the Xinjiang Tianye secretaries office told reporters that this situation is not informed.

As one of the world's three major sauce tomato Fan Liao planting base, China's Xinjiang tomato mostly take order farming model, and the face of the price of Tomato Paste to pick up the raw materials to buy, Xinjiang Special Agricultural Products Industry Association Deputy Secretary-General Qin Gang " Economic News (microblogging) "Reporters said that enterprises compete for raw materials, showing the existence of tomato farming model of agricultural problems there are many problems, businesses, farmers are not the benefits.