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STEPS INVOLVE IN TOMATO

PROCESSING ENTERPRISE
• MARKET RESEARCH
• ESTABLISHMENT OF TOMATO PROCESSING
INDUSTERY
• TOMATO PROCESSING THAT IS TOMATO
PRODUCT
• STORAGE MANAGEMANT
• MARKETING OF TOMATO PRODUCT
Raw material quality
• For each of the processes described below the
tomatoes should be ripe, red, firm to soft, free of
all mould growth (by cutting out infected parts)
and free of stems, leaves, dirt and other soils (by
washing).
• It is less important if the tomatoes have surface
blemishes or splits/cracks (provided these are
not infected) as in most processes they will be
cut or pulped
Tomato production
• Tomato occupies second position amongst
the vegetable crops in terms of production.
• The total production of tomato in the country
in 2005-06 was at around 16-17 MT from an
area of 0.89 M. ha.
• The main varieties of tomato grown in the
country are Pusa Ruby, Pusa Early Dwarf,
Arka Abha, Arka Alok, Pant Bahar, Pusa
hybrid-1, Pusa hybrid-2, MTH-6, Arka
Vardan etc.
Cont..
• Andhra Pradesh is the largest grower of
tomato with a production of 4.08 MT.

• The other main tomato growing states are
Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Orissa
Standard tomato size
Diameter Inches
Tomato Sizes
Jumbo 6x7 3 x 3 10/16

Extra Large 6x6 2 14/16 x 3 6/16

Large 5x6 2 11/16 x 3 3/16

Medium 5x5 2 8/16 x 2 14/16

Small 4x5 2 4/16 x 2 10/16
HARVESTIG TO CONSUMPTION
TOMATO PROCESSING INDUSTERY
ESTABLISHMENT

• SITE SELECTION
• RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
• LICENSING
• LEGAL ASPECT
• ACTUAL PROCESSING OF TOMATO PRODUCT
• PERMITTED PRESERVETIVE & RESIDUAL
EFFECT
• QUALITY CONTROL MANAGEMENT
WHAT IS PROCESSING ?
• Food processing involves any type of
value addition to agricultural or
horticultural produce and also includes
processes such as grading, sorting,
packaging which enhance shelf life of food
products
Tomato processing machine
Cont..
Tomato product
• Tomato juice can be separated from the
pulp by filtering but more commonly the
entire pulp is used as 'juice'
• Tomato squash is tomato pulp with added
sugar syrup to give a concentration of 30-
50%total solid (Brix) measured by refract
meter
Cont..

Tomato Ketchup

Tomato Paste

Canned Tomato Paste
Brix 18-20%, 22-24%, 28-30%
Cont..
Dehydrated Tomato Powder

( Paste, Puree, Sauce, Ketchup)
PROCESSING OF TOMATO KETCHUP

• . Tomato Ketchup: It is prepared from
tomato juice or pulp without seeds or
pieces of skin. Ketchup should contain not
less than 12 per cent tomato solids and 28
per cent total solids
Ingredients
– 1 C. cooked carrots
– 1/4 C. water
– 1/4 C. lemon juice
– 1 T. sweetener of your choice
– 1/2 tsp. salt
– 1/2 tsp. onion powder
– 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
-spices (Jeera, Black pepper, )
- Red chilies
Steps in tomato ketchup

• Washing

Sorting

Peeling

Cutting
Cont..

Bottling

Closing

Pasteurization

Cooling

Washing

Labeling and Storage
Storage management
• Store room management
• Bound store room management
• Record keeping
Marketing of processed product
• Pricing
• Distribution management
• Export criteria for processed product
Marketing plan outline or pricing
• Greater customer satisfaction
• Better decision making
• More profitable owner
Distribution Channel
• Producer
• Raw material wholesaler
• Manufacturer
• Wholesaler of processed goods
• Retailers or small shops
• consumer
India’s processed tomato
exports
• Recently India has started the export of
processed tomato. India’s exports mainly
consists of tomato ketchup/sauce,
paste/chutney. In the export of processed
products tomato paste contributes a large
share
• India export proceed tomato paste &
chutney, to the USA, Saudi Arabia, and
Japan