Some interesting facts about sun-dried tomatoes:
1.Tomatoes are 93% water. It takes 7 to 10 days to dry the tomatoes in the sun.
2. Sun-dried tomatoes were first dried on tile roofs in Italy. By drying them they were able to preserve them for use in the winter.
3. It takes 20 pounds of fresh tomatoes to make 1 pound of sun-dried tomatoes.
4. It takes 3 1/2 pounds of fresh tomatoes to make one 8.5 ounce jar of sun-dried tomatoes.
5. Sun-dried tomatoes are high in vitamin A and C and are a good source for potassium and fiber.
On Friday I will be posting my Italian Pinwheel recipe. The recipe contains sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil.
Don't forget to visit Bo's Bowl for your chance to win a $40.00 gift certificate from CSN Stores. The contest ends at midnight on July 9th.