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Dried Fruit

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Foods Included

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.

Buy It

  • 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 It

  • Store dried fruit in a resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Cook It

  • 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.

Try It

Hot Breakfast Couscous
10 mins
Hot Breakfast Couscous
10 mins
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Kale Salad with Nuts and Seasonal Fruits
15 mins
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Wild Rice with Dried Fruit and Nuts
55 mins
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Tropical Fruit and Nut Snack Mix
25 mins
Trail Mix
5 mins

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