Added Value to create a Niche Product

Local farmers and agro-processors came together to carry out this research project to test and develop a niche product.

Project summary: 

The project developed a new ‘gourmet’ tomato vinegar product from the substantial quantities of waste tomato by-product left by the important tomato industry in Malta.
Local farmers and agro-processors came together to carry out a research project to test and develop this niche product so that it can be effectively placed on the market, once its commercial viability has been established.

Project results: 

• Demonstrated successful production of tomato vinegar from waste tomato by-product
• Established the commercial viability of the new product
• Increased income for tomato producers
• Jobs preserved in the agri-food sector