SUN DRIED TOMATOES
Sun drying has always been one of the oldest and the most natural food preservation method. Centuries ago, the only means of preserving tomatoes was to salt them and then dry them under the hot summer sun for several days. This process removes all of their water content and resulting in tomatoes having deeper color and become richer in taste.
This delicious and naturally preserved food has graced dishes for a long time and added a special dimension to many dishes and making it popular. Sun-Dried Tomatoes are also an excellent topping for the pizza and can be used as an ingredient in soups, casseroles, dips, and tomato-based dishes as well.
Turkish Sun-Dried Tomatoes are produced at the coasts of the Aegean Region, mainly in Izmir and Manisa cities. Currently, Turkey is covering 40% of the total world production. All plantations are done during March and April by our contracted farmers under our supervision which enables us to have full control and traceability. The fresh new crop tomatoes are harvested starting in June until September.
The harvested tomatoes are sent to our drying fields within 24 hours where they are immediately washed, cut in halves, and finally applied sulphuric or salted solution. After those processes, they are left under the sun to dry for 5-7 days. Sun-Drying Process starts in July when the weather is hot enough for drying and continues until September. Therefore, the first new crop deliveries can be made starting from Mid-July.
Meet LADACA’s Premium Sun-Dried Tomatoes!
With its unrivaled knowledge and high-end processing technology, LADACA Inc. is one the largest supplier of Sun-Dried tomatoes in the sector and sets the standards for sun-dried tomatoes with various cuts and packaging. We are processing Semi Dried (oven-dried) and also Sun-Dried Tomatoes in the forms of “Traditional Dry” (Low Moisture), “RTE Soft” (High Moisture), and also “Marinated in Oil” (with spices and herbs) as Halves, Segments, Julienne Strips, Diced and Paste for different applications. We are able to adjust the cut size, moisture content, color, and packaging according to customer requirements and specifications.
We produce 1kg of sun-dried tomatoes from 16kg of fresh tomatoes. When they’re dried, tomatoes shrink up, losing 93-94% of their weight from the loss of their water content. Fresh Roma-type tomatoes are firstly pre-treated with salt or sulfur dioxide before being placed under the sun for five to seven days. The tomatoes lose most of their water content in the drying process.
Our oil packed sun-dried tomatoes in oil are moist and soft, ready to be stirred into pasta, added into sandwiches or meals.
Our sun dried tomatoes are picked and dried at the peak of ripeness so they have a rich, concentrated tomato flavor. Add our tomatoes to any recipes such as sauces, salads, pasta, pizzas, and antipasto for a sweet, intense flavor.
Who doesn’t love tomatoes? Oven semi dried tomatoes are the flagship of LADACA.
We love adding these to our salads, atop our pasta dishes, cooked with our risotto, and stirred into our stir-fry. LADACA Marinated Semi Dried Tomatoes are so mild, sweet, and tender. They a great addition to almost anything. We produce the most ideal and appropriate products by understanding your wishes. Our semi dried tomatoes in different variations are served in many parts of the world. We make products for industrial consumption as bulk or appropriate for foodservice and retail consumption.
LADACA offers a variety of cut options to help you save prep time in the kitchen and inspire your creativity.
Sun Dried Tomatoes Diced
We pre-cut our tomatoes so that you won’t have to slice before tossing them in a salad, adding to meatloaf, or creatively mixing them into one of your own meal ideas.
Whether you are sprucing up one of your favorite recipes or using one of ours, you won’t be disappointed in the amazing flavor our sun-dried tomatoes add to any appetizer, soup, salad, or entree.
LADACA’s Turkish Sun-Dried Tomatoes are the gold standard of the sun drying industry – moist, with a brilliant red color they are an intensely flavorful ingredient that also helps bring nutritional value to your dishes. We start by selecting the best vine-ripened, Roma-variety tomatoes. Then we strictly monitor the entire process of production to adhere to the highest food safety standards.
Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne Cut
We pre-cut our tomatoes so that you won’t have to slice before tossing them in a salad, adding to a meatloaf or creatively mixing them into one of your own meal ideas
We sort, wash and cut our tomatoes before we carefully place them to dry slowly and naturally in the warm Aegean Sun. During this process water is gently removed, leaving behind an intense tomato flavor and condensed nutrients.
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
Our Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, made from dried and semi-dried tomatoes, are carefully produced for breakfast or to add a unique flavor to your meals. Our sauces, the crown of the kitchens, are offered to you with their spicy and non-spicy options, different packaging, and weight features.
How to Use Sun Dried Tomatoes : Pour it straight from the jar and toss it with your favorite pasta for an instant gourmet dinner, or create a quick snack by spreading our Pesto on pizza dough.
VERSATILE: Whether you are sprucing up one of your favorite recipes or using one of ours, you won’t be disappointed in the amazing flavor our Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto adds to any appetizer, soup, salad, or entree.
Are sun dried tomatoes healthy ?
Incorporating sun-dried tomatoes into any meal is a smart way to stay healthy! These little gems are packed with nutrients and antioxidants (including lycopene) that are event believed to decrease the risk of certain cancers, neutralize free radicals and decrease inflammation. They are also loaded with vitamins C (which supports the immune system) and K, as well as iron. Ready to eat right out of the bag, they are an easy (and yummy) way for one to meet their daily nutritional servings. They also serve as a great source of fiber and contribute to heart health. So eat up and enjoy!
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further inquiries and let us help you!