What is Brix? How much the tomato paste brix should be?
Brix is the water-soluble dry matter content. So, it indicates the paste rigidity degree. The paste’s lowest Brix should be within the range of 28 - 30 brix . Home-made type viscous paste is more intense, and is 32 - 34 brix.
Is home-made tomato/pepper paste which is not packaged commercially safe to consume?
This kind of products is usually produced in unhygienic and uncontrolled conditions.
Cheating, addition of foreign matters, uncontrolled hygiene are really major problems for this kind of home-made paste products, which absolutely violates the safety standards.
It is recommended to consume paste products produced in hygienic, safe, and controlled conditions inspected by specialists regularly, and packed aseptically.
What are the black spots which can be seen in the paste?
During the production, as a result of temperature effect, the green parts of tomatoes become brown and therefore, black spots occur. According to Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ministry regulations, maximum 2 black spots are allowed to be seen in 1 gram tomato paste.
Can celiac patients consume Oncu tomato & pepper paste and pomegranate-flavored sauce?
As it is well known, celiac patients mustn’t consume gluten, which is found in wheat. Oncu tomato/pepper paste and pomegranate flavored sauce do not contain gluten even in small amounts since. Celiac patients can safely consume Oncu tomato/pepper paste and pomegranate flavored sauce.