Drying tomatoes in the traditional way
One of the methods of dried tomato powder is placing tomato slices under direct sunlight, which has been used since ancient times.
For this you place the tray or wire window of the slices in the open air and in front of direct sunlight. Make sure to turn the tomatoes back and forth once a day so that they dry on both sides.
Also, it is better to bring tomatoes inside the house at night so that it does not get dew. Drying tomatoes in the traditional way takes four days to two weeks.
depending on the thickness of the tomatoes, temperature and humidity. Although this method takes a lot of time, it consumes much less money and energy and thus it will be cost-effective.
Drying tomatoes in the oven to prepare tomato powder
Drying tomatoes in the oven
To dry tomatoes in the oven, place the tomato slices on a tray or grid in the oven and set the oven temperature between 100 and 120 degrees, then turn on the oven. After 8 to 12 hours.
the tomatoes will dry, take them out of the oven and wait for half an hour until the dried tomatoes cool down. The dried tomato is ready and you can easily powder it.
Drying tomatoes with a dryer
One of the most popular new methods is drying tomatoes with a fruit drying machine, which is widely used in the home sector and especially in industrial production.
To dry tomatoes with a dryer, you pour some olive oil on the net of the tray so that the dried tomatoes do not stick to the net.
and you arrange the sliced tomatoes on the tray with some distance and put the tray in the dryer and the temperature of the device is between 120 and Set to 130 degrees.
Using this method, after 8 to 12 hours, the tomatoes will be dried, and remove the trays from the machine and wait for half an hour to an hour until the dried tomatoes are completely cooled.
Now the dried tomato is ready and you can turn the dried tomato into tomato powder and enjoy using it.