Dried fruits and its health benefits
Dried fruit is fruit from which the majority of the original water content has been removed either naturally, through sun drying, or through the use of specialized dryers or dehydrators. Nearly half of the dried fruits sold are raisins, followed by dates, prunes, figs, apricots, peaches, apples etc.,
Nutritional values of Dried fruits per 100 grams
- Energy present in dried fruits are about 359 calories.
- Total fat present in dried fruits are about 2.7g in which saturated fats are about 0.7g and poly saturated fats are about 0.6 g, mono saturated fats are about 1.5 g.
- There is 0 mg of cholesterol present in Dried fruits
- Sodium and potassium in dried fruits are 403 mg and 164 mg respectively.
- Total carbohydrates present in dried fruits are about 83 g in which dietary fibers are about 0 g and Sugars are about 58 g.
- Proteins are about 1 g in dried fruits.
- Vitamins and minerals present dried fruits are Vitamin , Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B-6, magnesium.
Health benefits with dried fruits
- Beautiful, healthy skin: If immune system is perfect it gives fresh and glossy look to the skin. The starch in mango is rich in helping the hair growth. In dry mango, however, the Photo nutrients, Vitamins A, C and E, Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids. They require a lot of healthy skin and immune health.
- Resveratrol, which is present in the raisins, reduces the skin aging. It contains linoleic acid in the walnuts and helps to dry skin, help in building and reduction of wrinkles
- Fiber present in dried fruits helps in digestion and stabilization. Dry fruits such as cherry and spin are rich in fiber in daily diet. Cherry is known as “antioxidant super fruit”. The fruit is high in the antioxidant and contains essential nutrients such as beta-carotene, folic acid and fiber. Fig is rich in iron, folic acid and potassium.
- Fresh apricots and plums are rich in potassium , dry apricots and plums contain high amounts of potassium. Sodium controls the balance of potassium intracellular and outside water levels. Potassium reduces the risk of hypertension.
- Dry prunes and apricots are rich in iron. Prunes and apricot helps in preventing iron deficiency. In the raisins also potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron are rich in promoting blood circulation.