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How To Washing And Store Tomatoes in Factory?

As an important agricultural product, tomato plays an important role in various food processing. To ensure the quality and safety of tomatoes, it is important for plants to properly clean and store them after harvest. This article will provide tips on how to wash and store tomatoes in factory.


Washing tomatoes:

Cleaning is the first step in ensuring the quality of your tomatoes. Here are some common cleaning methods:

Water rinsing: Place the tomatoes in a tomato washing machine and gently rinse the surface of the tomatoes with water to remove any surface soil and dirt.

Soaking: Soak the tomatoes in lightly salted or vinegar water, which helps remove residual pesticides, bacteria and impurities.

Brushing: For tomatoes with stubborn dirt, use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub them, but avoid brushing the surface.

Rinse: Finally, rinse the tomatoes with clean water to ensure that all cleaning agents and impurities are thoroughly rinsed away.

how to wash and store tomatoes 

Tomato Storage

Storage of tomatoes requires certain environmental conditions and techniques to extend their freshness and maintain quality:

Temperature control: The optimum storage temperature for tomatoes is 10-12 degrees Celsius. Too low a temperature will cause tomatoes to lose their texture and flavor, while too high a temperature will accelerate decay.

Humidity control: Tomatoes should be stored in an environment with moderate humidity, about 85-90%. Too much humidity can lead to mold growth, while too little humidity can cause tomatoes to lose water.

Ventilation: Keeping the storage area well ventilated will help reduce the concentration of gases inside the tomatoes, slowing down the ripening and rotting process.

Packaging: Tomatoes can be packed in well-ventilated containers such as cardboard boxes or plastic baskets to minimize damage and crushing.

Graded storage: Tomatoes are graded for storage according to ripeness and quality. Tomatoes of similar ripeness should be stored together so that overripe tomatoes do not accelerate the decay of other tomatoes.

Regular Inspection: Inspect stored tomatoes regularly and remove rotted or moldy tomatoes promptly to prevent rot infection.


Cleaning and storage are important aspects of a tomato processing plant to ensure product quality and safety. By adopting appropriate methods and equipment, the freshness and flavor of tomatoes can be ensured to satisfy consumer demand, while increasing the productivity and economic efficiency of the plant.

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