Consistometer Basics

Posted January 10th, 2017

A consistometer is an instrument that measures viscosity, or thickness, of a tomato product. This simple device is the most accurate way to conduct a flow test so you can quickly determine whether you need to make adjustments to your recipe. Need a thicker sauce? No problem!  With a consistometer, you’ll always have the right… Read more »

Refractometer Basics

Posted January 10th, 2017

Did you know that you can obtain a specific sweetness level by using a refractometer? This instrument measures the sugar content or the concentration level of products such as tomatoes, and it’s expressed as a percentage called Brix. Whether you’re using tomato puree or crushed tomatoes, a refractometer will help you obtain the consistency that… Read more »

Pear Tomatoes

Posted January 10th, 2017

Are you looking for a pear tomato that rivals the sweet flavor and low acidity of Italy’s best tomato products? If so, then the San Benito Whole Peeled Pear tomato is the product you’ve been searching for. This low sodium tomato product is filled with natural flavors from the freshest tomatoes of the San Joaquin… Read more »

Drained Weight Test

Posted January 10th, 2017

The drained weight test will help you calculate the price-per-ounce of a tomato product in a can or a pouch. This is not only important to know for shipping logistics, but it’s also a great way to determine the quality of a tomato product. Used on whole, peeled, and diced tomatoes, the drained weight test… Read more »