Thursday, September 4, 2014

DRIED FRUIT VS FRESH FRUIT

Dried fruit can be handy to add to cereals, baked goods, salads, etc. But remember this: As the fruit shrinks when it dries, you also need to shrink your portion size! Sugar counts and calories jump up when fruit is dried and the Vitamin C is sensitive to heat and and it's value drops. Below are a few facts about dried fruit vs fresh fruit.


  • Apples - 1 small apple has around 77 calories, 4 grams of fiber, and 12% of your daily value of Vit C. 1/2 cup of dried apples has 104 calories, 4 grams of fiber and only 3% of your daily value of Vit C.
  • Plums - 3 medium plums have 91 calories, 3 grams fiber and 31% of your daily value of Vit C. 9 dried plums have 205 calories, 6 grams fiber, and only 1% of your daily value of Vit C
  • Grapes - 1 cup grapes has 104 calories, 1 gram fiber, and 26% of your daily value of Vit C. 1/2 cup raisins has 217 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and only 3% of your daily value of Vit C.
These are just a few examples but they clearly show the differences in dried fruit and fresh fruit.


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