Traina Foods Introduces Premium California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup To Tantalize Tomato Lovers

New savory condiment arrives just in time for summer burgers and BBQ season

Jan 22, 2013, 08:00 ET from Traina Foods

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Traina Foods, a leading seller of premium sun dried fruits for nearly a century, unveiled the world's first California sun dried tomato ketchup at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco this week.

From traditional ketchup vehicles like hamburgers and French fries to more novel consumption ideas like marinades and sauces, Traina Foods' California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup is a pantry staple. It elevates cook-out and bar-b-que fare as well as grilled cheese sandwiches, and offers home chefs a new, convenient, flavor-packed ingredient to incorporate into their favorite dishes.

Traina's process begins on the family-owned and operated farm, where extra care is taken to cultivate ripe, California sun dried Roma tomatoes that go into every bottle of ketchup. The slow, sun drying process removes water from the tomatoes and locks in their nutrients and flavor.  The intensely flavored tomatoes become the basis of the gourmet blend that combines the old-world tradition of sun drying with a classic ketchup recipe. 

This better bottle of savory, rich ketchup also contains higher concentrations of healthy lycopene, is loaded with vitamins A, B and C, has less sugar and salt than other varieties, and is gluten free.

"Our California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup truly celebrates the tomato," said Willie Traina, CEO of Traina Foods. "Using the sun dry process, we are able to pack four pounds of fresh tomatoes into each flavor-full bottle of our ketchup. Tomato fans as well as those crazy for the condiment – and even some skeptics – will agree that our ketchup is a delicious complement to many of your favorite foods."

Multi-national industrial food ingredient and foodservice brands have trusted Traina's premium products for more than 80 years, and for good reason. Each fruit sold by Traina Foods is dried naturally and then carefully processed using state-of-the-art technology to deliver intense natural flavors and incomparable nutritional benefits.

Traina's California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup is available online at and at select retailers.

About Traina Foods

Traina Foods has built a reputation in the food industry as one of the best quality producers of sun dried fruits and serves a global market. Traina has expanded its product line to include a wide variety of sun dried products. Still located at the original farm in Patterson, CA, the company is committed to its roots in creating products the old-fashioned way, taking advantage of rich soils, mountain water and the California sun. Combining over 100 years of experience and family tradition with the most advanced state of the art technology and quality assurance program is Traina Foods' recipe for premium products. For more information visit our website at and follow us on Facebook at Traina Foods.


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