Tomato Wine Case Study

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Abstract: Wine made from fruits are usually named after the fruit from which they are produced (eg: apple wine, banana wine) and are generically called fruit wine.. Wine made from many other fruits has received more research attention due to the nutritional, phytochemical and sensory qualitites. Tomato is one of the most important vegetable both nutritionally and economically. The edible part of this fruit is known as the power house of nutrition. It contains multitude of Vitamins and Minerals that act to support human health Wine is one of the products of Tomato processing with extended shelf life. . Tomato Wine is a unique product which plays a significant role with enhanced nutrient content. . As consumers demand for nutritious and healthy product, the preparation of Tomato Wine targets the overall wellness of the consumers. 1. INTRODUCTION Wine is defined as “the drink resulting from the fermentation by the Yeast cells”. Wine is a complex alcoholic beverage which contains numerous chemical components. It includes Water, Alcohol, Acids, Sugar, Phenolic, Nitrogenous compounds, Vitamins and various volatile compounds which contributes the unique aroma, taste and oral sensation to the wine. The potential health benefits of wine are due to the presence of these components. Studies report that there is inverse relationship between wine consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease[1, 2, 3]. Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) is one of the most important

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