Sun-dried tomatoes

For more than two decades, we have been specialized in cultivating, sourcing, packing and exporting the finest quality and widest range of organic & conventional onions and garlic available to export worldwide to multiple markets in Asia, Africa & North America with an extensive focus on the European market - Netherlands, Germany, Poland, England & Austria.

Driven by our expertise & passion, our business is expanding to include sun-dried tomatoes.

History of Sun-dried Tomatoes
Sun-drying is one of mankind's oldest preservation techniques, dating back to ancient Egypt. Our innovative ancestors discovered that the intense sun rays provided large natural outdoor ovens for preserving food.

Eventually the method was passed on to the rest of the world, the sun-drying process evolved and the sun-dried tomatoes as a product got more recognized and appreciated especially in the Mediterranean.

Sun-dried Tomatoes in Egypt Benefiting from the hot, dry weather in Egypt, tomatoes are healthily grown and dried in Upper Egypt - Luxor starting from December to May.

The Nile rich abundant lands, merit an exceptional tomato, with a richness in color and taste that is unparalleled. Thanks to the rich soil conditions in the Nile River delta, providing essential nutrients for growth.

Also, the warm weather and sunlight, creating a suitable environment for growing high-quality tomatoes.

Advanced irrigation systems, ensuring consistent water supply for the crops. Widely adopted farming techniques, contributing to high productivity and consistent quality.

All farm and packhouse level procedures are managed by a well-trained team and performed in accordance with GlobalGAP Standards, and GRASP social standards. All shipments are subjected to Pesticide Residue analysis, and accompanied by an official Phytosanitary certificate. Cleanliness and safety standards are continually monitored throughout the whole drying and packing procedures.

Process & Specs
As a matter of fact, the sun drying process intensifies and preserves the rich tomato flavor.

After sorting & grading the fresh tomatoes, they're washed, sliced and exposed to the sun for 10 to 14 days to dehydrate while the humidity levels reach 15-25%.

They shrink and lose moisture & 93-94% of their weight. In fact, it takes up to 13 kg of fresh tomatoes to produce 1kg of sun-dried tomatoes.

This process, made with only handpicked tomatoes, sun and salt, results in tomatoes with an intense red color, sweet flavor, chewy & tangy pulp that provide a one of a kind e taste experience.

The best way to store sun-dried tomatoes is to keep them refrigerated, where they will stay fresh for up to two years.

Use & Benefits
Thanks to the intense and powerful taste, the sun-dried tomatoes can enrich the taste of many dishes. It is an ideal ingredient for soups, sauces and various meat dishes, but is also commonly used in vegetarian recipes.

In fact, sun-dried tomato covers the daily Vitamin C needs 98% more than fresh Tomato. It’s also is higher than Tomato in Vitamin C, Copper, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Phosphorus.

Sun-dried tomatoes are a rich source of the essential minerals potassium and calcium.
Potassium is essential for:
⁃ Nerve and muscle function
⁃ Maintaining a regular heartbeat

Calcium is known for:
⁃ Maintaining healthy bones and teeth
⁃ Muscle and blood vessel contraction
⁃ Hormone secretion

They also help supply the body with the B vitamins which are essential for the body to convert carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy.

Therefore, including sun-dried tomatoes in your diet can help your metabolism work well.

Sun-dried tomatoes are also a good source of fiber, especially insoluble fiber, which is necessary for a healthy digestive system and helps you feel full.

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