Like tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and good-for-you minerals. The nutritional profile of tomatoes diminishes quickly after they're picked off the vine due to their high moisture content, but drying can preserve tomatoes while retaining flavor. With high levels of lycopene, the antioxidant levels in sun dried tomatoes can help lower your risk of cancer and age-related diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration.
Do not buy sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, which is often of low quality. Buy organic, unsalted varieties, which can last up to 6 months without refrigeration prior to opening.
Calcium 5.9% Iron 27.3%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 29.0% Thiamin 19.0%
Riboflavin 15.5% Niacin 24.4%
Vitamin B-6 9.0% Folate 9.2%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 11.3%
Phosphorus 19.2% Magnesium 26.2%
Zinc 7.2% Selenium 4.2%
Copper 38.4% Manganese 49.8%