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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.
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