Aug 7, 2008

DRIED FRUITS

Have you asked yourself if you actually consume at least 5 servings of fruits or vegetables in a day? Did you know that as a recommended daily consumption, it is important to have that number of fruits and vegetables in a day. For some people, they do not have the luxury of getting fresh fruits at some time of the year because it could be winter, or they could be living in areas that are away from access.

So how can one make sure that one gets enough nutrition from fruits and vegetables then. One way is to have dried fruit when fresh ones are not available. In ancient times, freeze drying fruits like dates are just as nutritios and has been in practise since. A fruit that is left exposed to the heat of the sun (or freezing night temperature, the food is able to maintain the nutrition of it's form although the water had evaporated. Dried food is easy to store and can be stored over a long period of time. Because of this favourite method, after the World War II, freeze drying food/fruits become commercialized.

Among some of the fruits excellent for freeze drying includes Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, raspberries, celery, onions, carrots, peas, corn, peaches and more. Try to get them especially if you know you will run out of fruits for some periods of time.

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