As the seasons start to change, good fresh fruits may be getting harder to find. Dried fruits can be a substitute. There are many things that you have to be aware of when eating and buying dried fruits however.
When eating dried fruits, proportions are very important. Since there is such a loss of water when fruit is dried, it condenses. 1/2 cup of dried fruit equals 1 cup of fresh fruit. When you are buying dried fruit, make sure you are reading the ingredients to make sure there are no unhealthy add ins. Sugar and some chemicals can often be added with the fruit.
Dried fruit is a great portable snack that is healthy when chosen and eaten correctly and tastes awesome. Mix in some nuts for an easy trail mix. With fall in season, dried fruit is becoming more popular.