Sun is the source of life of all creatures. The sun’s rays mature plants and give taste. Sun drying of fruits and vegetables is one of the oldest known method of storing and preservation. Tomatoes contain 93% water and the water is released when tomatoes are dried under the sun. We obtain 1 kg of dry tomatoes from about 16 kg of raw tomatoes.
Sun-dried tomatoes are a good source of antioxidants.Raw tomatoes contain less bioavailable lycopene than sun-dried tomatoes. Antioxidants fight free radicals agents that cause cellular damage, by neutralizing their activity. Cellular damage can contribute to the development of a myriad of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.