Dehydrated fruit is fruit where the majority of the original water content has been removed either naturally,
Dehydrated fruit has a long tradition of use , and is prized because of its sweet taste, nutritive value, and long shelf life.
Today, dried fruit consumption is widespread.Dehydrated fruit sold are Mango, Pineapple, Banana, Aawla etc.
Dehydrated fruits retain most of the nutritional value of fresh fruits. The specific nutrient content of
the different Dehydrated fruits reflect their fresh counterpart and the processing method. In general,
all Dehydrated fruits provide essential nutrients and an array of health protective bioactive ingredients,
making them valuable tools to both increase diet quality and help reduce the risk of chronic disease.
The following are basic nutritional facts on Dehydrated fruits:-
- Like fresh fruits, dried fruits are practically devoid of fat, trans fats, saturated fat and cholesterol.
- Like fresh fruits, dried fruits have very low sodium content.
- Dried fruits are a particularly significant source of dietary fiber and potassium.
- Dried fruits also provide essential nutrients that are otherwise low in today's diets, such as vitamin A (apricots and peaches),
calcium (figs), vitamin K (dried plums), iron, and copper