• Emilio Ochoa-Reyes Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C.-Unidad Cuauhtémoc.
  • José de Jesús Ornelas-Paz Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C.-Unidad Cuauhtémoc.
  • Saúl Ruiz-Cruz Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora, Departamento de Biotecnología y Ciencias Alimentarias.
  • Vrani Ibarra-Junquera Universidad de Colima, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
  • Jaime D. Pérez-Martínez Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas.
  • Juan Carlos Guevara-Arauza Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas.
  • Cristobal N. Aguilar Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas.


La diversidad de usos y sus atributos sensoriales y protectores de la salud humana han posicionado al tomate como uno de los frutos más importantes en la dieta humana. Sin embargo, su corta vida poscosecha en estado fresco ha limitando su distribución. La deshidratación de este fruto ha permitido extender su vida de anaquel, fortaleciendo su demanda. Hoy en día el tomate deshidratado es muy popular en ciertas regiones del mundo. La deshidratación del tomate se lleva a cabo mediante diversos métodos, variando de artesanales a altamente sofisticados a gran escala. La deshidratación permite reducir la actividad acuosa del fruto, reduciendo la susceptibilidad al deterioro, pero induciendo una serie de cambios físicos, químicos y de bioactividad que afectan su aceptabilidad por el consumidor final. La magnitud de estos cambios depende de las condiciones de deshidratación.


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