natural roasted tomato "confit"

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1 Largest Provider in the U.S. of key Dried Fruits and Nuts to Importers, Distributors and Manufacturers since 1980 Bedemco, inc. Confidential 200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601

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A unique specialty tomato ingredient exclusively imported and distributed by Bedemco. Intended for foodservice and specialty food manufacturing and distribution. Private label available.

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  • 1. Largest Provider in the U.S. of key Dried Fruits and Nuts to Importers, Distributors and Manufacturers since 19801 Bedemco, inc.Confidential 200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601

2. Introducing Semi Dried Tomatoes (Confit)Natural Production MethodsTrue Fresh TasteConcentrated FlavorJuicyRetains Genuine ColorNo AdditivesNew to the U.S. MarketSelected from the FinestAvailable Raw MaterialManufactured to BedemcosStandard of Excellence2 Bedemco, inc. Confidential 200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 3. Raw Material SelectionTomatoes are contractedonly from farms neighboringour processing facilityRich soil, particular climateand water conditions withinthe well delineated growingarea, impart a distinct terroir.Tomatoes are grown fromnon-GMO seeds and arevine ripened before beingcarefully selected for theirquality.Once harvested, thetomatoes are transported tothe processing plant andwashed to prevent microbialgrowth.3 Bedemco, inc. Confidential 200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 4. Unique QualitiesOur Oven Roasted Tomatoes are consistent in quality and flavor withTomato Confit, a marketing term which top chefs in France,New York, and California are using for tomatoes which have beenprepared in the same manner. The tomatoes are slow-roasted at lowtemperature before being stored in oil. The effect is a concentratedtomato flavor without any of the intense bitterness of fire-roastedtomatoes. The product instantly upgrades the effect of any dish orfinished manufactured product.4 Bedemco, inc. Confidential 200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 5. Pre-production Tomatoes are washed, sized & sorted, inspected for quality, and machine sliced. Our Quality Assurance department employs Food Technicians and Agricultural Engineers to ensure receipt of excellent raw material and to supervise and maintain Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) throughout the production process .5 Bedemco, inc. Confidential 200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 6. Drying MethodFreshly cut tomatoes are carefully placed on trays and loaded on to individual racks. Tomatoes are transported to ovens and are slowly cooked for up to 36 hours until they reach the desired moisture level of 65-75% at which point they are individually quick frozen (IQF) and packed. In-house Food Engineers guarantee products are handled in a controlled environment. Quality checks ensure a sanitary atmosphere and consistent finished product. Production is BRC, ISO 22000 Certified and the product is Kosher Certified. 6 Bedemco, inc.Confidential 200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 7. Advantages The slowroastingprocess concentrates and sweetens the flavors, creating a distinctive and memorable ingredient. No intense bitter flavor associated with fire-roasted tomatoes. True tomato taste and color allows for applications that differ from sun dried tomatoes. High moisture. Less prep, less cleanup- easy and ready to use. No additives. Long shelf life. Intense flavor preferred by top chefs.7 Bedemco, inc. Confidential 200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 8. Applications Include in deli bars or include in in-store cheese sections Garnish pasta, salads, pizza, omelettes, bruschetta, and sandwiches. Private label shelf-stable retail or foodservice size pouches to enhance a line of high-end products. Create California Cuisine type tarts, terrines and preserves. Send a healthy message to customers- increase Lycopene content. Quick substitute for Tomato Confit which has been popularized by cutting-edge chefs. Encourage innovative presentationin emerging culinary trends- add to Mexican Salsa, embellish Vietnamese Soup or a Mediterranean Salad- or use as an inclusion to whole grain bread and other healthy baked goods. Creative and contemporary styles could include bases for ice-creams, sauces, marinades, vinaigrettes, and other emerging food trends being popularized in the American dining scene. 8 Bedemco, inc. Confidential200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 9. Specifications Taste:Concentrated tomatoflavor & balancedacidity Color:Red-orange Sizes:- 45-70mm Segments - 10x10mm Dice Slow Roasted Roma Tomato Segments- Cherry Tomato Moisture: 65- 75% pH: 3.8- 4.2 Method: Slow Roasted Free from all foreign materialsSlow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Other natural oven-dried vegetables may be ordered depending on seasonal availability and required quantities. 9 Bedemco, inc. Confidential200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 10. Available Packaging IQFPASTEURIZED With or Without Marinade:With Oil & Spices Oil & Spices9-12 months at 0F 24 months ambientShelf Life: and at ambient 2 months 40F temperature Poly-bag Lined Cartons5 lb Foodservice & 20 lb Bulk Flat Foil Pillow Bag lb Retail & 2 lb Foodservice Plastic PailPer Customer Spec Glass Jars Per spec: 210 ml to 1,000 mlPlastic Deli Cups Retail pint, 1 pint Custom packaging offered for full pallet orders. Expedited shipping available for full containers.10 Bedemco, inc.Confidential200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 11. Increasing the Bottom Line Taste ComparisonMethod:Fresh Sun DriedNatural Slow Roasted TomatoesTomatoesTomatoesFlavor: TypicalIntense, Concentrated flavor typical sweet andconcentrated, of fresh tomatoes. acidicand slightlyPleasing balance of salty. Lesssweetness and acidity. typical of freshtomatoes.Available packed in oil marinadeor Individual segments Shelf1 week at1 year atFrozen:Life:40 F40 F 9-12 months at 0F and 2 months at 40FPasteurized:24 months at ambient temp. Adding Natural Roasted Tomatoes to the menu is a costeffective, labor saving solution for delicious tomato taste. 11 Bedemco, inc.Confidential200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 12. Oven Dried Tomatoes (Confit) are imported to the U.S. exclusively through Bedemco. Experience our unique product for yourself- call your salesperson for a sample today. Thank you very much!12 Bedemco, inc.Confidential 200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601 13. Your Only Source When Sourcing 200 Hamilton AvenueWhite Plains, NY 10601Tel: 914-683-1119Fax: [email protected] companys initiatives have been setting the import quality standards in the dried fruit and nut industry for three generations. 13 Bedemco, inc. Confidential 200 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NY 10601