Buying dried fruit

Close-up of various dried fruitDried fruit is a great way to enjoy the nutrition and taste of fruit. Dried fruit is fresh fruit with the water removed. This makes them a concentrated source of nutrients, fiber, and flavor. It also makes the price per pound of the dried fruit higher because with the water removed, you are getting more fruit for the same weight. Some dried fruits are sweetened, like cranberries, while others are deep-fried, like banana chips. Sweetening and deep-frying both add calories without adding other nutrients, so look for dried fruit that hasn’t been sweetened or fried. Dried fruit makes a naturally sweet and tasty on-the-go snack, especially with nuts and seeds added. It’s also good in oatmeal, baked goods like muffins, and cold cereal. Enjoy the taste of fruit all year with dried fruit!

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