We know that the fruits are rich in nutrients. Similarly, dry fruits are rich in nutrients as well. Dry fruits are an excellent option for evening snacks, it supplies us with needed energy. The method of drying fruits like grapes, dates, goose berries, and fig has been in practice for hundreds of years. There are reliable pieces of evidence that suggest fruits preserved during its season and used for consumption for the rest of the year by drying it. This practice has been in force before 1200 B.C.
Dried fruits are a rich source of vital minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, and fiber content. They have a longer shelf life. Additionally, they can be easily packed and carried along during long journeys.
Dried fruits are not only a rich source of nutrients, it also has high levels of calories. So it should be consumed in minimal quantities. A fist full of dried fruits is the right quantity for a day for a healthy and normal person. It doesn’t influence blood sugar levels as it contains natural sugars. The drying process of certain fruits involves addition of sugar. These fruits are not a healthy option for people with diabetes.
Dried fruits are a great source of phytonutrients. Additionally, it is also the best source of antioxidants such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, phytoestrogens, and carotenoids.
Traditional dried fruits like grapes, fig, dates, and plums packs in the same level of nutrients similar to its fresh counterpart. Apart from reducing blood pressure, these fruits encourage the growth of good bacterias in the colon. So it helps to keep our digestive system in good shape.
Many studies indicate people who consume dried fruits on a regular basis weigh less and have lower waist line over those who do not consume it regularly.
Dried grapes are a rich source of fiber. It is rich in antioxidants. It is rich in calories so it can be consumed before regular meals to make us feel full. This helps to reduce overall calorie consumption. Sports professionals can consume dried grapes to improve their performance in the game.
It is rich in fiber, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. It prevents weakening of bone in women who crossed menopause stage.
Gooseberries without any sugar content are a great medicine for people with diabetes to keep their blood sugar levels under control.
Many Indian women are claimed to be anemic. Dried dates act as a very powerful home remedy for anemia in women. Additionally, it increases the production of hemoglobin in the blood.