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Raisins, Dried Apples, Dried Pineapple, Dried Apricots, Dried Figs, Prunes, Dates, Dried Berries, Dried Cherries
Dried fruit is preserved fruit that has been dried by removing most of the water content in the fruit. This creates a much smaller and sweeter piece of fruit that has a longer shelf life.
- For freshness, buy only enough dried fruit to last a month after you open the package.
- Avoid dried fruit that look soft and sticky or show "sugaring," which means it's not as fresh as it could be.
- Store dried fruit in a resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator.
- Toss dried fruit into trail mix for an on-the-go snack.
- Sprinkle dried fruit on top of salads for a sweet flavor.
Why It's Great
- If you're looking for a sweet treat, a couple small pieces of dried fruit is a healthy way to satisfy your craving.
Tropical Fruit and Nut Snack Mix
Butter, Honey, Almond extract, Ground cinnamon, Old fashioned oats, Nonstick cooking spray, Almonds, Dried tropical fruit bits, Banana chips, Raisins
Oats, Sunflower seeds, Almonds, Coconut, Sesame seeds, Dried Fruit, Honey, Milk, Yogurt
Hot Breakfast Couscous
Milk, Couscous, Raisins, Nuts, Honey
Peanuts, Raisins, Crispy whole wheat cereal squares, Pretzels, Chocolate chips
Kale Salad with Nuts and Seasonal Fruits
Kale, Salad dressing, Nuts, fresh fruit, Dried Fruit, Fennel
Wild Rice with Dried Fruit and Nuts
Wild rice, Dried Fruit, Vegetable broth, Nuts, Parsley, Salt, Black pepper