What is the difference between Tomato Pulp and other tomato derivatives?
Tomato Pulp is basically a peeled tomato already shredded into little pieces of different diameter (10mm, 6mm, 4mm) mixed to a thicker juice (sauce). It is usually composed of 70% little tomato pieces and of 30% sauce. Here are the differences with the other tomato derivatives that are most popular in the market:
The diced (14mm or 16mm): it is a tomato cut into cubes of wider diameter compared to Tomato Pulp. Usually it is a less thick product (lower yield) and with a higher presence of skins and seeds.
Peeled tomato: it is a whole tomato without skin, immersed in a thicker juice (sauce). Compared to Tomato Pulp it has the disadvantage of not being ready to use (because it must be crushed), of having more water inside (lower yield) and more seeds inside.
Tomato purée: it is a semi concentrate product, so in this case the tomato is cooked for longer than fresh products (that are only seared), losing a bit of the natural freshness and taste that characterise Tomato Pulp or peeled tomato.
The concentrates: in this case tomatoes are “cooked” for hours, leading to a very thick product that loses all the tomato natural water and therefore also the taste and freshness of the fruit.
What is the difference between Tomato Pulp and Tomato Fine Pulp?
The difference between Tomato Pulp and Fine Pulp is basically the size of tomato pieces that form the product. It has got pieces of 10mm diameter and therefore these are more visible and perceptible in the mouth. Tomato Fine Pulp has got pieces of 6mm diameter and therefore it is a smoother product, less rustic. Usually Tomato Pulp is more appreciated in cooking for the preparation of sauces for pasta, lasagne and bruschetta, in which tomato pieces are an added value, while Fine Pulp is mostly used to make pizza, because it is easier to put on dough.
Which advantages has bag box compared to tin?
Bag box is the latest innovation in terms of packaging. Compared to traditional tin, it has several advantages both in usage and in convenience.
- it is safer than tin (for the final consumer), because there is no metal-product contact and no risk that metal pieces end up in the product while opening.
- it is safer than tin (for the caterer), because there is no risk of cutting hands with metal while opening.
- it is more convenient and cheaper to be disposed of, because after use it can be folded and thrown in the trash without having empty tins that take up space in the kitchen. Furthermore, it is a low weight packaging, therefore if there are waste fees, it offers considerable savings.
- it is more convenient to carry, because it is possible to carry more net kg of product compared to tin.
- it is more convenient in terms of price because it is cheaper than tin.