Dried fruit is a fruit that has been dried, either naturally or artificially by a machine, like an oven. Examples of dry fruits are grapes, plums and dates. Apples, apricots, bananas, cranberries, figs, mangoes, papayas, peaches, pineapples, pears and tomatoes are the other dried fruits.

Dried fruits

Good dried fruit has a long duration and therefore can be used as a good alternate fresh fruit, allowing seasonal fruit is available. Drying is a popular way to preserve fruit, when there is no refrigerator. Dried fruit is often used in baking mixes, breakfast cereals, and make a cake. Dried fruits are a healthy snack, and because the public is willing to pay more for snacks points, the quality is improving all the time.

Since the loss of water during dehydration, which can be up to seven of the eight parts, nuts are stronger, more intense flavor. But the drying process destroys most of the fruit vitamin C, so the dry version of the fruit is only a fraction of vitamin C, which is where the fruit, if it was fresh and good.

Commercially prepared dried fruit may contain sulfur dioxide can cause asthma in people, but the dried fruit without sulfur dioxide is also available, mainly in health food stores. Sulfur is added to preserve color. "Organic" dried fruit without sulfur is prepared makes a = dark fruit, but the flavor is much more characteristic of fresh fruit. The color of some nuts can also be "fixed" on one floor, with minimal impact on the flavor or taste, for the treatment of freshly cut fruit with a preparation rich in vitamin C (eg, a mixture of water and lemon juice) for a few minutes before drying.


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