Premium quality and ready
to serve. Sweet, sun-ripened fruits, tenderly dried to heighten
their natural flavor without sacrificing moisture and texture. One
of the first convenience foods, they're still a great idea for snacks and
recipes. Dried fruits need no peeling, no preserving, there's
nothing left to throw away and they're easy to carry.
concentrated sugars in dried fruits serve as natural preservatives, making
storage simple. Unopened packages will keep for six to eight months
in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator. During hot weather or
in hot, humid areas, dried fruits always should be refrigerated.
are not low calorie, but all the calories are from carbohydrates.
Dried fruits contain no fat or cholesterol.
Due to oxidation, apricots, peaches, apples and other fruits will darken
after drying. This process is delayed by the use of sulfur
dioxide. Also, a natural sugaring will sometimes occur in figs,
dates and also prunes as a result of the variables in the growing
season. This condition will be displayed as white granules when the
sugar rises to the surface of the fruit.