Dried fruit has been dried – whole or sliced – naturally in the sun or using dehydrators and food dryers. When fruit dries, a lot of the moisture content is removed, and the flavours and natural sugars are concentrated, which is why dried fruits taste so sweet.
Dried fruit is a healthy choice for adding a little sweetness as the minerals and fibre in the fruit helps to keep the blood sugar more stable + is a food source instead of refined sugars, which are empty calories. Dried fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre that can help aid our digestion and immune system.
Most fruits can be dried – this list is the more common ones:
Raisins | Sultanas
Date & Currant Ancient Grain Granola
Breakfast Cereals + Granolas + Mueslis + Overnight Oats
Orange & Cranberry Muffins
Bliss Balls + Quinoa Truffles
Quinoa Parfait with Spiced Apple Sauce & Goji Berries
Vanilla Maple Granola Clusters
Creamy Date & Tahini Hot Chocolate