Apples, dried, sulfured, uncooked

Fun Facts

  1. Eating dried fruit is associated with lower body weight and consuming a more nutritious diet, according to a study in the June 2011 issue of “Nutrition Research.” Dried fruit is recommended as one healthy choice for filling your daily fruit requirement. It delivers more fiber and minerals, and about the same amount of B vitamins, as fresh fruit.
  2. Fruits are often treated before being dried to preserve the natural color and prevent bacterial growth. The treatments may be natural substances, such as lemon juice and vitamin C, or they may consist of sulfur or sulfites. If you have asthma or you’re allergic to sulfites, avoid treated dried fruit.
  3. Dried fruits contain more calories and carbohydrates than their fresh counterparts. One-half cup of dried apples, apricots and raisins all have double the calories and at least twice the carbs compared with the amount in 1 cup of fresh fruit. The increased calories and carbs are bad news if you’re watching your weight. On the other hand, dried fruits can give you a convenient source of energy during endurance activities.

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