Characteristics

    • The cultivated tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum) came from south America and arrived in Europe in the 15th century and during the 16th century arrived to Asia. It’s versatility and adaptability to use became very popular and nowadays it has strong role in the food business and in culinary around the world.

 

    • Portugal is known as one of the best places in the world to grow tomato due to a special combination of soils, temperature and geographic location.

 

  • This gives to portuguese processed tomato some unique characteristics, such as: high brix, low acidity, high content of lycopene, intense colour and strong aroma.