These types of fruits are used for cooking, but they are also a great snack because, when they are naturally dehydrated, they are fruits without chemical additives. So they keep their nutrients intact.
In ancient times, the way to preserve fruits for longer, drying and dehydrating was sought, their preservation is extended for a longer time, because it is the moisture of the fruit that is most easily attacked by decomposition.
Benefits of Dehydration
– Suitable for diabetics
They have a high concentration of simple sugars, and this causes the increase in blood sugar concentration to be slow and no spikes occur, due to its high fiber, fructose and sorbitol content.
– They are powerful antioxidants
Dehydrated fruits of dark color, such as grapes, blueberries and plums, have a high contribution of polyphenols and carotenoids, which are considered two very beneficial antioxidants for health. But the fruit that contains it most is apricot, so it is highly recommended to prevent cardiovascular diseases. In turn, these nutrients help us eliminate fluid and sodium from our body
– Prevent anemia
Apricot dried apricots are highly recommended for those suffering from anemia, because they provide up to 7 milligrams of iron per 100 grams. And to take advantage of your contribution it is advisable to accompany your intake with other fruits rich in vitamin C, such as orange, pineapple or kiwi.
– They are natural laxatives
For every 100 grams of dehydrated fruit we will be ingesting about 12 grams of fiber, this means that we are contributing 600% more fiber to our body than with fresh fruits. It happens this way because when they are dehydrated, they decrease in size, but the nutrients remain. Dehydrated fruits that most help achieve a laxative effect are plums and dates.
– Satiating effect
Its high fiber content and its deep flavor produce a satiating effect. Plums (raisins) provide 16 grams of fiber per 100, when grapes only have 7 grams per 100. As a general rule, dehydrated fruit multiplies its fiber in relation to fresh fruits: so they calm hunger and nourish, but They don’t add more calories.