Dried Fruit

Dried fruit is simply fruit that has been dried, either naturally or through the use of a food dehydrator. Raisins, prunes, dates and figs are examples of popular dried fruits. Others include apples, apricots, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, kiwi, peaches, pears and plums. California and Turkey are leading producers of dried fruit. A great alternative to fresh fruit that may be out of season, dried fruit has a long shelf life and is available year round. Dried fruits are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and B6 and dietary minerals. Due to water loss experienced during dehydration, most of the Vitamin C is lost, however. Sweeter and richer in flavor than fresh fruit, dried fruit has become an invaluable ingredient in baking and desserts.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 51g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 180
  • Calories from fat: 0.5
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 130mg
  • Total Carbs: 43g
    • Fiber: 0.5g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: g
  • Vitamin A: %
  • Vitamin C: %
  • Calcium: %
  • Iron: 3%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Dehydrated fruit

Temperature is critical for storage of dried fruit. Store around 50° F. After opening, store in a clean airtight container, and do not put new supplies on top of old. The container helps keep out germs and dust, prevents infestation of fruit flies, and helps retain the color, flavor and nutritional value of the fruit. All dried fruits may be frozen for later use.

 

  • Apricot
  • Blueberry
  • Banana Chip
  • Cherry
  • Cranberry
  • Fig
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Prune
  • Strawberry
  • Raisin

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