Tomato? Not only a precious ally of the Mediterranean diet, but also a vegetable with different uses, because apparently its properties are not only needed in nutrition.He is about to end up run over, his mother saves him
Il tomato? Not only a precious ally of the Mediterranean diet, but also a vegetable with different uses, because apparently the its properties they are not only used in nutrition.
from cutina, or rather the substance extracted from tomato peels, a new eco-paint can be obtained. And the idea realized by Stefano Chiesa with the Canneto sull'Oglio family farm is from Oscar Green 2017.
Every year, the organization of agricultural entrepreneurs, in the 'Create' category, rewards projects that stand out for creativity and innovation in both product and method.
And the creation of a very pure paint from the so-called red gold could only arouse interest, especially since we are talking about a sustainable, organic and non-toxic product.
And if two plus two equals four, a paint like this could be used, for example, in cans for food use. Therefore, on the one hand, there would be the enhancement of the industrial by-products of tomatoes, on the other hand a natural paint, perhaps for the peeled tomatoes themselves.
And the pilot plant in the Virginio Chiesa farm in Canneto sull'Oglio, near Mantua, is demonstrating the feasibility of the project. Not only that, the production could be a km zero.
"The plant that extracts cutin from tomato peels is an idea that came to our company after we had already used them both for feeding livestock and for the production of biogas", he explains Stefano Chiesa.
In an hour, therefore, they could be transformed one hundred kilos of peels in a particular natural resin, the cutin, which acts as a raw material for the realization of the paint.
All the secrets of the tomato:
- TOMATOES: THE BEST AND TASTY VARIETIES
- HOME MADE TOMATO SAUCE
- 5 WAYS TO STORE TOMATOES AND ENJOY THEM ALL YEAR ROUND
The final product is not yet on the market, but the entrepreneurs are optimistic also in view of the fact that many traditional paints release harmful substances and are gradually banned from the market.
In short, another confirmation of the saying that says: nothing is thrown away from the tomato.