Sun-dried tomatoes are incredibly flavorful and used as ingredients in many types of sauces, spreads and salad dishes. Red River sources our tomatoes primarily from Turkey, where great care is taken in their preparation. Once fresh tomatoes have been washed and sized, they are cut in half. The halves are cured with sulfur dioxide and sundried.
During drying, the sulfur dioxide evaporates, preserving color and taste and preventing spoilage. After the tomatoes have been dried to the optimum moisture level (usually after five or six days) they are placed in cold storage. It takes approximately twenty pounds of fresh tomatoes to make one pound of sun-dried tomatoes. Depending on the customer requirements, we can provide halved, sliced, diced, or chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Like their plump and juicy counterparts, sun-dried tomatoes are high in antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and include calcium
and magnesium. They are the perfect addition to many pastas, salads, as part of a cheese plate, or on a sandwich.