Dried fruit can be a delightfully wonderful snack to have on hand at your apartment. In most instances, dried fruit can be a healthy treat, but not all types are created equally. In fact, some dried fruit can even be unhealthy, containing preservatives and a high concentration of sugar.
If you want to eat dried fruit, here are some things to keep in mind:
• Check the label first – Ideally, the nutrition facts should only contain one ingredient (fruit). If the label contains added sweeteners, food dyes, or sulfur dioxide, the fruit probably isn’t the healthiest selection.
• Be choosy – Opt for dried peaches, apples, apricots, prunes, figs, and pears, rather than raisins, dried cranberries, or dried bananas, as these have a lower sugar content.
• Be mindful of portion sizes – Drying fruit removes the water content, not the calories, so a serving of dried fruit is smaller in size than a serving of fresh fruit. Try to only eat a quarter-cup of the dried fruit in one serving.
The next time you want to eat dried fruit, remember the above guidelines for choosing and eating the healthiest options.
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