Probably the most popular product of the Santorinian earth. Juicy,
a bit more thick-skinned than the classical tomato but with fabulous aroma and taste, the anhydrous small tomato is one of a kind! The anhydrous soil increases the amount of sugars attributing much more flavor.
Before the earthquake of 1956, there were thirteen factories on the island producing tomato paste of the Thira type. Following the earthquake, due to the low yield per hectare, the tomato cultivation was considered to be non-profitable. However, during the last years, the standardized tomato products of the Santorini Cooperative and the Anhydro Home Handicraft have been wining more and more awards in contests and not only.