Alce Nero organic tomato pulp is made from elongated tomatoes, including Coimbra, Ercole, and other varieties, which are grown on approximately 30 farms in the Po Delta in the provinces of Ferrara and Ravenna. The tomato varieties that we have selected for our range of ready-made purées and sauces feature firm, well-structured flesh as well as a sweet and delicate flavour. The tomatoes, which are harvested in July, August, and September at just the right level of ripeness, are processed within eight hours on average in order to preserve all the flavour, aroma, and nutrients. Once they’ve been washed and selected, the skin is removed from the tomatoes, after which they’re diced and then passed to the next stage: after the tomato concentrate has been added, the product is brought to a high temperature, bottled and then pasteurised to guarantee it won’t perish. The organoleptic qualities of the tomatoes are constantly controlled and checked to ensure the best taste — from the field right through to processing.