Dates, figs, raisins, apricots, apples, prunes...etc. Every fruit can be dried. It has been the trend for years and years now. They are sweet, long lasting and appropriate for offering when you have guests. Yet, what's more beneficial dried or fresh fruits?
| Fresh Fruits || Dried Fruits |
|- Lower concentration of sugar || - Higher concentration of sugar |
|- Naturally consumed || - Preserved in sulfur dioxide |
|- Loaded with nutrients and few calories || - Loaded with nutrients and calories |
|- Seasonal fruits || - Available all year long |
|- Need to be washed and cut || - Easy to pack and have as snack outside |
|- Water percentage decreases sugar intake || - Snack for energy refuel after activity or sport |
After all, both are fruits, delicious and healthy. Just like any food, what matters most is the quantity. Eat moderately and enjoy!