Tomato may refer to both the plant (Solanum lycopersicum) and the edible, typically red, fruit which it bears. Originating in South America, the tomato was spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas, and its many varieties are now widely grown, often in greenhouses in cooler climates. Tomato powder has a flavor so rich and tomato-ey you won’t believe it, until you taste it. It’s the sweetest red tomatoes of the crop, spray-dried into a fine powder. Store the tomato powder in your refrigerator. It will clump or cake in an environment with even moderate humidity.
If you make your own pasta, tomato powder adds a lovely flavor as well as color. This is very useful in the off-season, when fresh tomatoes aren’t very flavorful. Sprinkle it on pizza, bread or salads for flavor enhancement. Add it to homemade French, Russian or 1000 Island dressing. The powder also can be used to thicken sauces, stews and gumbos. Use it when you need just a little more tomato sauce or paste, but hate to open up a whole can.
2.1 oz. & 5.2 oz.