Fine crushed Italian tomatoes are a popular ingredient widely used in Italian cuisine, particularly in recipes that call for a smooth and silky tomato base. These tomatoes are carefully processed to achieve a finely crushed texture, resulting in a thick and velvety tomato product that adds depth and flavor to a variety of dishes. To create fine crushed Italian tomatoes, ripe tomatoes are selected and undergo a meticulous process. The tomatoes are typically blanched in hot water to facilitate easy removal of the skin. Once peeled, the tomatoes are crushed into a smooth pulp, often using a food mill or a mechanical process that breaks down the tomatoes into small, even pieces. The resulting crushed tomatoes have a thick consistency with a uniform texture. They contain a rich concentration of tomato flavour and natural juices, making them a fantastic base for sauces, soups, and stews. The fine texture ensures a consistent distribution of tomato flavour throughout the dish, creating a harmonious blend of taste and enhancing the overall culinary experience.
- Fine crushed Italian tomatoes offer a balance of sweetness and acidity, which are characteristic of ripe tomatoes. They bring a vibrant and tangy taste to recipes, adding a delightful brightness to dishes. The concentrated tomato flavor of these crushed tomatoes provides depth and complexity, allowing them to shine as a stand-alone ingredient or blend seamlessly with other flavours.
- These crushed tomatoes are incredibly versatile and can be used in a wide range of Italian dishes. They are commonly employed as the foundation for pasta sauces, such as marinara, Bolognese, or arrabbiata. Additionally, they can be utilized in soups, braises, and simmered dishes to infuse the entire dish with the essence of tomatoes.
- The fine crushed texture of Italian tomatoes also ensures a smooth consistency, making them suitable for dishes where a refined and silky finish is desired. The uniformity of the crushed pieces allows for easy integration into sauces, ensuring a velvety texture without any chunky tomato bits.
Tomatoes (80%), Tomato Concentrate (19,7%), Salt (0,3%)
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy (kJ): 138
Energy (kcal): 33
Protein (g): 1.3
Carbohydrate (g): 5.2,
of which sugars (g): 4.1
Fat (g): 0.6,
of which saturates (g): 0
Salt (g): 0.3
Fibre (g): 1
Lactose Free: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegan: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Store in a cool and dry place.
Glass bottle with tin plate twist-off lid
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