Super Food Tip: Dried fruit | CraigDailyPress.com

Super Food Tip: Dried fruit

Dried fruit is an option for affordable stocking your pantry with fruit during the winter. As the name suggests, dried fruit is fruit that has been dried by way of sun or dehydrator. These two methods require no additional preservation such as salt or sugar, naturally providing a long shelf life.

Dried fruit contains all the original nutrients, dense antioxidants and fiber with nothing else added. Because the water is removed, the sugar content is more concentrated, but there is no added sugar. The serving size is only the size of the palm of your hand, so it can be easy to eat more calories than needed. Dried fruit can be a convenient, affordable and a tasty way to keep our pantry healthy this winter.

Lindsey Hester

Registered dietitian at The Memorial Hospital-Craig