The first small tomato processing plant Founded in 1896, Rodolfi Mansueto S.p.A. is one of the oldest Italian industries producing chopped and crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, sauces, passata and tomato powder out of red, fresh, sound and natural tomatoes. It Is Here That Remigio Rodolfi, Uncle Of Mansueto, creates the first factory dedicated to the transformation of the tomato. For 120 years Rodolfi was, in the heart of the Food Valley, processing over 250,000 tons of fresh tomatoes in the three production plants of Ozzano Taro, Fontanini, and Castelguelfo. Italy is famous for its wide variety of tomatoes such as Cherry Tomatoes, Datterini Tomatoes, Plum Tomatoes (Roma variety) and Round Tomatoes used for diced and tomato paste. These varieties of tomatoes are ideally used for sauces as they contain less seeds with a thick skin making them easy to peel. Tomatoes contain anti-inflammatory nutrients, a large content of antioxidants. The deep red colour in tomatoes is also associated to the Lycopene, which is a carotenoid pigment and it is widely known for its outstanding antioxidant content. Rodolfi Double Concentrated Tomato Paste is sold in tin and typically comes from Italy. This form of tomato paste has a richer flavor than standard paste. Tomatoes with a perfect red color, through the evaporation process at low temperature, become tomato paste. Different degree of evaporation gives the product the different degree of concentration. The double concentrate in its various versions is ideal for giving extra color, flavor, and texture to dishes. Double concentrated tomato paste provides a more robust flavor than that of traditional tomato paste. It’s the perfect ingredient to give colour and taste to your recipes: from the main to the second courses, but also to use for the preparations that require short cooking time. such as for preparing a sauce for pasta or sauces, and for side sauces. Perfect to use as it is, uncooked, as a base for seasonings and soup or to give flavour and more taste to all recipes which require long time cooking as bolognaise sauce and stew. The double concentrated tomato paste is used alone or diluted in water. Benefits of using tomato paste: The benefit of using tomato paste over other canned tomatoes (like tomato puree, crushed tomatoes or diced tomatoes) or even fresh tomatoes, is that you get the deep tomato flavor without all the extra water, making it great for recipes where you don’t want a ton of liquid, like meatloaf or taco filling. Tomato paste can be used to intensify flavor over time in slow-cooked recipes or can quickly add a burst of flavor in quick 30-minute recipes for weeknights.