Fecha de publicación: 04/11/2010
Fuente: Wipo tomato
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method for producing tomato concentrate, and a method for producing tomato pulp which is a tomato component with a wider range of application.SOLUTION: The invention relates to the tomato pulp composition wherein the particle size is not greater than 2.5 mm, is free from seeds or peels from the tomato and has a lycopene concentration which is 5 to 15 folds higher than the lycopene concentration in the tomatoes from which the pulp is obtained. The invention further provides an industrial process for obtaining tomato pulp and tomato concentrate from tomato juice. The invention further provides a method for controlling the viscosity and lycopene concentration of tomato products, tomato concentrate or modified tomato juice, and separating a part of the tomato pulp from the tomato juice.COPYRIGHT: (C)2011,JPO&INPIT