But what exactly is dried fruit? Read on to find out...
Dried and pressed fruit is fruit that has had almost all of the water content removed through drying methods. Examples of this are rasins, dates, prunes, figs and apricots. There are also sugar-coated dried fruits, such as mangoes, pineapples, cranberries, bananas and apples.
When the fruits are dried they shrink, leaving a small, energy and nutrition-dense dried fruit. They last longer than fresh fruit, and can be a handy, mess-free snack. They contain about the same amount of nutries as fresh fruit, but are condensed in a much small package.
They contain a lot of fiber, and are a great source of antioxidents. Yummy, portable, and full of goodness. What more could you ask for!
Howevever, be aware - while the dried fruit may be much smaller than fresh fruit, they will have the same number of calories and amount of sugar. While one cup of fresh fruit makes up one portion, try having only a quarter cup of dried fruit. Our 60g bags are the perfect portion size for one person to munch while working.
What are the most popular dried fruits? Our fan favourites are:
- Dried Mango
- Banana chips
- Pressed dates
- Pressed figs
- Pressed cranberry
What's your favourite dried fruit? Let us know @office_fruit