Healthiest Dried Fruits
Apple – Not only are they are great source of fiber, but apples also contain many phytonutrients which act as antioxidants, ridding the body of cancer causing free radicals.
Apricot – Vitamins A, C and iron are all contained within apricots, plus they are also a great source of fiber. However, did you know that the most nutritious way to eat apricot is dried?
Mango – Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are essential for immune health and healthy skin can be found in this fruit. In addition, mango is teeming with phytonutrients, vitamins A, C and E.
Cherry – Antioxidants are important in the fight against cancer causing free radicals and cherries have been called the “new antioxidant super fruit.” Moreover, they also include other important nutrients like beta-carotene, folic acid and fiber.
Fig – As mentioned above, it is believed that some fruits lose a portion of their nutrition when dried; figs lose none of their potency! They are still a great source of iron, folic acid and potassium.
Papaya – Everyone wants to have a healthy heart! Recent studies have shown that papaya, another great source of antioxidants, have shown that they may aid in preventing diabetic heart disease.
Blueberry – With high amounts of vitamin A, E and especially B, blueberries are another super fruit that is rich in antioxidants. In addition, they are fundamental to maintaining a healthy nervous system.
Raisin – This is a childhood favorite and with good reason; raisins are low in sodium, high in fiber, totally fat and cholesterol-free. Definitely a great everyday, every age group snack!
Plum – Dried plums, or prunes, are known because of their assistance in regulating the digestive system, but they are also a great source of vitamins.
Tomato – Yes, tomatoes are fruits! A great way to receive the cancer-reducing proprieties of tomatoes, along with lycopene and vitamin C is by eating sun-dried.