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MBG Dried Fruit

by MBG Online on March 22, 2018

We have a new section on our products list that is DRIED FRUITS. Also available to be purchased online on our website at https://goo.gl/q9tTTE . Now let’s check out some info about dried fruits

What is Dried Fruit?

Dried fruit is fruit that has had almost all of the water content removed through drying methods. The fruit shrinks during this process, leaving a small, energy-dense dried fruit. Raisins are the most common type, followed by dates, prunes, figs, and apricots. Other varieties of dried fruit are also available, sometimes in candied form (sugar coated). These include mangoes, pineapples, cranberries, bananas, and apples. Dried fruit can be preserved for much longer than fresh fruit and can be a handy snack, particularly on long trips where refrigeration is not available.

Dried Fruit sugar Content

When comparing fresh fruit with their dried counterparts, the definition of traditional dried fruits must be considered. Traditional dried fruits are fruits which have had a majority of their water content removed. Therefore, instead of comparing equal weights of fresh and dried fruits, equal serving sizes translate to roughly the same nutritional value in terms of calories, sugar content, and fiber.


One Food Guide serving of dried fruit is the ¼ cup (60 mL).

Dried fruits are as part of the Vegetables and Fruit food group.

Dried fruits can be a source of antioxidants in the diet. Dried apricots and peaches are also important sources of carotenoids, which your body turns into vitamin A.

Why Dried Fruits

Buy dried fruit from a bulk food store to save money.

Buy dried fruits without added sugar. Check the ingredient list to see whether or not sugar has been added.

Storing Tips

Store dried fruits in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Dried fruit can be stored tightly wrapped at room temperature for several months. Store in a cool, dry place like a cupboard.

For prolonged storage (up to a year), they should be refrigerated in a tightly sealed plastic bag.

Some notes

  • Same as with many other foods, dried fruit has both good and bad aspects.
  • Dried fruit can boost your fiber and nutrient intake and supply your body with large amounts of antioxidants.
  • However, they are also high in sugar and calories and can cause problems when eaten in excess.
  • For this reason, dried fruit should only be eaten in small amounts, preferably along with other nutritious foods.
  • They should not be eaten by the handful because it is very easy to eat too many calories from dried fruit.
  • Also, they are a high-carb food, making them unsuitable for a low-carb diet.
  • At the end of the day, dried fruit is far from perfect, but it is certainly a much healthier and more nutritious snack than chips or other processed junk foods.