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Old 01-01-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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I eat a fair amount of dried fruit, as i can stash it in my desk draw, i was wondering if the dried process removed any antioxidants, because the color of most dry fruit turns very dark if not treated with sulphur. Appartently not though, so i'll keep eating those apricots and figs too.
Shame that many dried fruit products have sugar added, blueberries especially.

http://www.dietdetective.com/content/view/2336/159/

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In terms of the antioxidants in dried fruit, research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition reported that dried figs and plums have the best nutrient scores. Additionally, the researchers concluded, "Dried fruits have a greater nutrient density, greater fiber content, increased shelf life, and significantly greater phenol antioxidant content compared to fresh fruits. The quality of the antioxidants in the processed dried fruit is the same as in the corresponding fresh fruit. However, vitamin C that is present in many fresh fruits is destroyed by heat in the drying process.

Bottom line: Dried fruit is high in fiber and carbohydrates and low in fat. It has significant antioxidant value; however, because it's dried, its nutrients are very concentrated, and so are its calories. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the recommended serving size for dried fruit is half that of fresh. I would also recommend portioning your dried fruit out into small, manageable serving sizes by splitting a regular bag into four to six servings.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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I have a dehydrater so i make my own dried fruits and beef jerky. Living in the tropics i can get a box of mangoes for a couple of dollars.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:46 AM   #3
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I have a dehydrater so i make my own dried fruits and beef jerky. Living in the tropics i can get a box of mangoes for a couple of dollars.
Sheesh, send some of those my way! I think around here I'm lucky if I can get a mango for a dollar.
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Trader Joes has some dried apricots that are w/out suffer so they are basically just like drying them yourself. I avoid dried friut, but these are quite good.
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Allen, you will probably hate to hear how cheap a lot of fruit is in North QLD but its all the tropical fruits that tend to be very startchy, like bannanas, pawpaw, mangoes. But any way whats wrong with dried fruits ?
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Sam, a box of mangoes cost just a couple of dollars in Cairns/?! They're like $5 each or something in Perth!!
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Yeah, i got a mango and lychee tree in my yard and i end up mowing over them, as i have picked to many already !
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Lychees even!! Wow delicious.... I'm so envious!
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