Afghanistan agriculture is a fast-moving sector experiencing stable growth annually. As the sector moves forward, the necessity to expand the markets alleviates steadily. On the other hand, exporting the tomato product abroad in a landlocked country was another substantial challenge.
Therefore, Boustan Sabz Agriculture Company took the initiative to establish a plant for producing tomato paste and utilize its facilities to sell them out in international markets. This investment is a crucial contribution in the Afghanistan Agriculture sector that provides a platform for Afghan farmers to introduce their value-added products to international markets and gain considerable profit.
As Tomato Paste Production is a fast-growing food processing industry, and consumers require a wider range of tomato products while imposing stringent quality requirements. Based on our experience in the production of tomato paste products, our solutions for the production of tomato paste allow them to obtain high quality of the finished product.
Boustan Tomato Paste Production Line
Tomato paste is widely used by consumers for cooking various dishes. In modern conditions, tomato paste for the final consumer is usually made from high-quality raw materials.
At Boustan Sabz Tomato Paste Producing Plant Raw, materials – tomatoes – are loaded into a special bunker, which can be equipped even at the place of unloading cars – unless, of course, the raw materials are delivered in bulk, and not in boxes or other containers. If this is not possible, then the tomatoes are loaded after being removed from the container manually or using special machines.
Using a belt or other suitable transport, the tomatoes enter the washer, where they are processed to remove foreign substances: dirt, sand, pesticides, etc.
Before coming directly to the chopper, the tomatoes go through the so-called inspection conveyor with rinse aid, where the worker or workers, depending on the volume of production, selects unsuitable (rotten, spoiled, too green, etc.) vegetables, and additionally rinses them that are not well washed.
Thus, only tomatoes that have undergone visual inspection get into the chopper, which excludes the production of a low-quality product. The chopper cuts whole tomatoes into small (up to 1 cm) pieces, which are easier to undergo subsequent grinding into a homogeneous (so-called homogenized) mass in the appropriate (wiping) machine.
The next stage in the production of tomato paste is to increase the density or the amount of dry component in the resulting semi-liquid mass. This is done using a vacuum evaporator, which is also used in many other food industries for similar purposes. The consistency should be brought to indicators from 25% to 40% dry matter, calculated on the total weight of the product.
After evaporation, the almost ready-made tomato paste enters the buffer tank, where sodium chloride is added – as per our Company experience, the mass fraction is not more than 1.5% based on the total weight of the product.
Next, the paste gets into the dispenser, with the help of which it is poured directly into the trading containers – glass and tin cans and other containers.
Of course, the final stage of production is packaging, labeling, and/or labeling.