Fruits are a necessity in everyone's diet. They provide us with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are hard to find in other foods. The ongoing debate surrounding these health boosters is which form is more beneficial-- dehydrated or fresh? We are here to relieve your concerns, and explain why dehydrated fruits are just as beneficial as fresh fruits. Don’t let their candy aisle location trip you up, they are quite healthy and delicious!
Dehydrated fruit is fruit from which the majority of original water content has been removed either naturally, through sun frying, or through the use of specialized dryers or dehydrators. (insert here how Boxtera dries their fruits). So really the only difference between the two, is one has water, and one does not!
One huge advantage to dehydrated fruit is their long shelf life. Having fresh fruit available at home is always great, but sometimes we buy too much, don’t eat them on time, and end up having to toss them because they have gone bad! Dried fruits will last you longer, helping you avoid this wasteful scenario all together! They’re also super convenient for activities like hiking and road trips.
Dehydrated fruits also have a ton of fiber, which has a rep for keeping your regular, but it’s truly much more than that. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, fiber also helps prevent obesity, heart disease, and some forms of cancer! Try our Red Pepper Banana Chips, they contain 12% of your suggested daily value!
One thing to remember when choosing dehydrated fruits over fresh fruit is the serving size! Since dried fruits often have added sugar to protect them from spoilage, their serving size will differ and usually suggest smaller portions, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t just as healthy! Try our Marvelous Mango Chews that have less sugar added!