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Dried fruit make one of the tastiest healthy snacks you can find and you can also use them for cooking numerous dishes. The best thing about this particular type of food is that it’s exceptionally good for your health. Everyone knows that fresh fruits are great for the body as they are rich in vitamins and fiber. The process of dehydration affects their chemical composition to some extent, but their nutritional value remains high even when they dry. This means that eating this treat regularly allows you to enjoy all the most important benefits offered by fresh fruits. However, you get the added perk of being able to enjoy any kind of fruit even out of season. The most important health benefits of dried fruits include:
  • Antioxidant protection. Fruits, no matter their form, are rich in antioxidants, elements that protect every cell of your body from the destructive free radicals. As oxidation is a major contributor to the overall weakening of the human body, consuming antioxidants regularly improves your general wellbeing.
  • Improved digestion. One of the most important reasons to buy dried fruits is their high fiber content. They contain much more of it than fresh fruits, so they give your intestines a better ‘workout’ which is essential for maintaining a healthy digestive function.
  • Nutritional boost. Every dry fruit has a unique nutritional makeup, so it benefits your diet in different ways. Most of them contain lots of essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, iron, B vitamins, potassium, and magnesium. Including these tasty morsels into your diet would make meeting your daily nutritional needs an enjoyable experience.

Dried Fruit and Weight Loss

Many people hesitate to buy dried fruits because of their supposedly high-calorie count. On one hand, it’s true that dehydrated fruits contain lots of calories. However, unlike with junk foods, these come from valuable nutrients and a small amount of healthy fats. This means that you can easily include them in your weight loss diet, as long as you don’t overindulge. Be aware that the natural sugar content of dehydrated fruits is higher than their fresh counterparts, especially if they’ve been coated with a sugary syrup. At Food to Live, we offer only the healthiest varieties of dried fruits that don’t contain any extra sugar and other potentially risky additives.

How to Store Dried Fruit

Another huge advantage of dehydrated fruits is that you can buy them in bulk and store them for many months. Keep them in an airtight container or in the original Food to Live ziplock bag in your fridge in order to prevent spoiling.