Do You Know What Is in Your Tomatoes? Learn why Operators with a Passion for Better Rely on Escalon’s Quality-First Tomato Products.
Operators Spoke and Escalon Listened
While Escalon has been producing the highest quality tomato products for over 70 years, we will never be too old to learn new tricks – or listen to and grow with our customers. In late 2020, Escalon teamed with foodservice insights powerhouse DATASSENTIAL to better understand how operators discover and chose tomato products and which elements truly make a brand great in their eyes.
Unsurprisingly, operators value great taste and flavor, the quality of ingredients, and consistent performance above all else in tomato products.1 In addition to great taste and consistency, with Escalon tomatoes, you never have to worry about harsh processing methods or unnecessary ingredients. Natural quality is Escalon’s hallmark and what allows our operators to consistently provide the dining experience their guests demand.
Every Escalon product is fresh packed in-season, and we never peel our tomatoes with lye or use chemical additives like citric acid. Our gentler, low-temperature process may take more time, but it is a demonstration of our commitment to providing you with the highest quality product possible.
Escalon uses a natural steam peeling process and never uses chemical additives like citric acid, high levels of processing– including using chemical peelers like lye – and chemical additives are common shortcuts used in the industry.
One of the most common chemical additives is citric acid. Citric acid is often included to lower the finished product’s pH (acidity) and speed up production.
At Escalon, we never add citric acid to our tomatoes. Instead, we blend batches to ensure stable pH across every can – all while maintaining the natural goodness of our raw, steam-peeled tomatoes. Though this process takes longer, it allows Escalon to maintain the highest level of ingredient integrity and ensures our customers get the highest quality product on the market. From the farmer’s field to our cans to your kitchen, the natural sweetness of Escalon tomatoes is never compromised, allowing your diners to enjoy the most authentic flavor possible.
The quality and versatility of Escalon tomato products makes it easier for you to focus on what matters most: delighting your guests!
To learn more about the Escalon portfolio, including recipes and kitchen tips, please speak with your Shamrock Foods Sales Representative today.
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