Fresh tomatoes have no equals and so does their sun-dried version. Sun-dried tomatoes have a very intense flavour which is a bit tangy, tarty and slightly salty, that tastes very interesting. And the best part is that, even after the drying process, they do not lose any nutritional value of tomatoes. They go very well with pasta dishes, dips or chutneys, vegetables and meats. Although, you can use any variety of tomato, but I would recommend plum or roma tomatoes as they taste better, and also traditionally they were used. Drying tomatoes at home is so easy that you will forget about store-bought sun-dried tomatoes. So keep preservatives at bay and cook the natural way!!!