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A staple on our shelves for more years than we can remember, Trader Joe's Julienne Sliced Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil are made with premium Roma tomatoes that have spent a good deal of time basking in the blazing California sunshine. As the tomatoes lose their moisture, some magical things happen. First, when tomatoes are cooked, their natural levels of lycopene (an antioxidant) rise. Here, the sun's natural heat does the same thing, and these Sun Dried Tomatoes have, ounce for ounce, 12 times the lycopene of raw tomatoes! The magic continues with the flavor transformation. Roundly, mildly flavored in their fresh-off-the-vine state, they absolutely burst with bright flavor in their sun dried state.
We love Trader Joe's Julienne Sliced Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil on pizzas - try them with Grilled Chicken Strips, Trimmed Asparagus, and Genova Pesto for a primo pie. You can also add them to salads, pasta, or omelets. We're selling each 8.5 ounce jar for $3.29. You'll find them in our grocery aisle.
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