How it is Made and Nutrients Retained
While dried fruit in moderation can be a healthy snack, it is important to keep in mind that dried and fresh fruit are not identical when it comes to nutrients. The processes used to dry fruit commercially vary, but none of them can keep the dried fruit exactly the same as the fresh version. Drying removes the water from the fruit and concentrates it. It is safe to expect that your dried fruit doesn't contain as many vitamins, minerals and food components, such as flavonoids, however this also doesn't mean dried fruit is completely void of nutritional benefit. Flavonoids may be destroyed due their sensitivity to light and heat, but many vitamins and minerals are simply decreased, not eliminated. In addition, dried fruit still contains dietary fiber.
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