Coarse Diced Organic Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Organic sun dried tomatoes
Once dried, they range from rich brick-red to deep red-brown in color. These tomatoes have been diced into coarse pieces about 1/4 inch across. The larger pieces are sometimes a bit crisp along the edges, and tend to be dense and chewy unless rehydrated first.
Tomatoes have been cultivated for thousands of years by the indigenous peoples of the Andes Mountains. Over time the practice of growing tomatoes for consumption travelled north through Central America and into what is now Mexico and the Southwestern U.S. states. In fact, the word "tomato" is thought to come from “xitomatl,” the word used for the Aztecs used for the fruit. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Spanish and Portuguese explorers and colonialists brought tomato seeds to Europe. From Europe tomato cultivation spread throughout the rest of the world until it found a role in almost every major culinary culture.
The tomatoes natural sweetness is often overlooked when considering the potential of these ubiquitous fruits. Our sun-dried tomatoes are dried slowly to capture their peak flavor and tangy bite. Use this compote on sandwiches or top steaks and seafood.