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30 October 2013

A Snacker’s Guide to Dried Fruits

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Some dried fruits are packed with nutrients. Others are simply packed with calories. Here’s what different dried fruits have to offer.

ADDED CALORIES
– Dried fruits are not necessarily low-calorie; if you’re trying to lose weight, you’ll want to watch your portion sizes, as with any snack. But you can at least avoid those fruits that have calories added.
– Many dried fruits are sweetened with sugar.
– Banana chips are not only sweetened—but also fried in oil (just like potato chips).

IMPRESSIVE NUTRIENTS
– Some fruits are excellent sources of fiber: Raisins, apples, dates, prunes, figs, pineapples. These are also high in potassium and practically fat-free.
– Dried apricots are loaded with beta carotene.
– Apricots and raisins contain a good amount of iron.

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