Tomatoes are one of these most versatile ingredients you can add to a dish. While home cooks may not use it much on its own, they indeed reach for products at the grocery store that incorporate it in their recipes.
Although technically a fruit, the tomato in an application is most commonly used as a vegetable and incorporated in products for its deep, flavorful profile. At Seawind Foods, we offer both conventional and organic tomato powder for any of your product development needs. Read on to learn more.
Organic vs. Conventional Tomato Powder
For many of our customers, the choice between conventional and organic tomato powder comes down to cost and, ultimately, how they wish to market their applications.
Companies utilizing the ingredient alongside several other ingredients may choose to go the more cost-effective route with conventional powder. Brands whose customer base is hyper-aware of labels may consider that organic-only ingredients are crucial for their applications.
The taste will be the same for both products, and if you’d like a sample, we can help provide you with those two choices.
Tomato Powder Applications
There are a variety of applications that can benefit from the nutritional value, flavor, and color of tomatoes. Try adding it to your current portfolio of products or creating a new product from the list below.
- Spice blends and meat marinades
- Sauces such as bbq or pasta
- Pet foods
- Soup blends
- Dried pasta
- Crackers and snack mixes
See how the following brands are making use of organic and conventional tomato powder in their top-selling products:
- McCormick Mesquite Marinade
- Knorr Bouillon
- Kettle & Fire: Creamy Tomato Broth Soup
- Rachel Ray Nutrish
If you would like more ideas on how to add conventional or organic tomato powder to your food products, give us a call. We can talk you through some of the applications our current customers are working on.
Natural Food Coloring
Another prominent way we see tomato powder utilized is for its naturally vibrant color. Today, many brands are choosing to move away from artificial dyes for their fruit snacks, cereals, candies, and other products. Instead, they are reaching for an alternative like naturally occurring pigments in that of vegetables and fruits.
There are also numerous health repercussions when consuming artificial dyes that have become more and more prominent. Some of these impacts include hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, allergies, irritability, and other health risks. As scientific evidence is frequently coming to light, consumers are being extra cautious and reading their labels to understand what they are feeding their families.
For these reasons, using tomato powder as a dye for your applications could not only help your customers, but it gives your company a good name in the business.
The Seawind Foods Difference
At Seawind Foods, our experienced team ensures that you receive high-quality ingredients delivered with exceptional customer service. Please call our team to ask any questions regarding our tomato powders or to place an order. We look forward to servicing you!