Drying is one of the oldest ways to preserve food there is, going back thousands of years. It’s simple, safe and helps keep the colour, aroma and flavour of our ingredients.
Not only does drying keep flavour locked in, it’s also a great alternative to using preservatives. Which makes a lot of sense – nothing is added when drying our vegetables and only the water is taken away.
As Matthias Zitterbart, one of our vegetable experts said, “The whole idea of drying a product is that you remove the water so you don’t need preservatives. In this case we are just taking straight tomato paste and putting it through a drying process and making it into a product that is just how it is, full of tomatoey goodness.”