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Dried fruits have been accepted as sacred fruits throughout history with their positive impact on human health. Apart from being a good source of fiber and rich in antioxidants, dried fruits contain major vitamins and minerals in their composition, which helps in many functions of the human body. Some of these would include;
-Helping children grow, keeping bones and teeth healthier and stronger
-Regulating brain functions, giving energy
-Acting as a cancer preventative
-Treating skin pigmentation diseases
-Regulating reproduction system
-Increasing blood circulation, which helps prevent anemia
-Helping in liver recovery
Dried fruits have a long history as being an ingredient to baking and home cooking.However increasingly dried fruits are consumed as a snack food, since many people are realizing the health benefits.
As a traditional ingredient to breads, cookies and cakes, sultanas are also a nutritious addition to breakfast cereals. Parents help kids enjoy their raisins in mini boxes as a part of their lunch box treats.
Dried apricots are also used in baking, but are mostly consumed as a snack. Different applications include coating with chocolate, mixing with other fruits or rehydrating them to produce new products.