Fruits in any case, whether fresh or dried, have many benefits for you.
Naturally, dried fruit can be an excellent snack to ward off feelings of hunger and can be kept for a long time, so it can be a good alternative to fresh fruit in its off-season.
Except for the benefits of dried fruits, experts believe that the most important distinction between dried and fresh fruits is water evaporation, which contains a significant number of nutrients.
Of course, dried fruits are beneficial for consumption in certain situations such as changing seasons or using sports such as climbing that can’t carry too much weight.
What is dried fruit:
Dried fruit is a fruit that loses some of its water through the drying process and in this process, the drying of the fruit volume decreases.
Among all dried fruits, the most common are raisins, followed by plums, figs, and apricots.
However, other dried fruits such as mangoes, pineapples, bananas, and apples are available, and you can use them.
One of the most important advantages of dried fruit compared to fresh fruit is during storage, dried fruit can be stored without refrigeration for much longer periods.
A piece of dried fruit has the same nutritional value as fresh fruit, except that the dried fruit is compressed into a packet.
Dried fruits are rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins, so consuming them as a snack can bring a large percentage of nutrients into the body.
It is a rich source of polyphenol antioxidants because of the large fiber in dried fruit.
The presence of polyphenol antioxidants in dried fruit is effective in improving blood flow, health and reducing the risk of diseases.
Effects of dried fruit on the body:
According to the research, the consumption of dried fruit is useful for people who want to lose weight.
These people can maintain their health and lose weight by eating dried fruits that are a rich source of nutrients.
According to the research that investigated the relationship between dry fruit consumption and food quality and anthropometric indices, overweight and obesity, consumption of dried fruits increased dietary quality and weight loss in adults.
According to these studies, with increasing nutrient intake, dietary quality, and obesity coefficient, which are lower and the amount of all healthy eating index in this study was specific in those who used dried fruit compared to non-dried fruit users.
Also, weight loss, body mass index, and waist circumference were reported in dried fruit users less than those who did not.
Types of dried fruits:
Dried fruit is rich in mineral elements of fiber and antioxidants and is very tonic, and also a serving of dried fruit can provide a large percentage of vitamins and minerals needed by the body such as folate, calcium, iron, and potassium.
Dried fruit generally has a lot of fiber and is a good source of antioxidants, especially polyphenols.
Dried fruit is also a rich source of potent plant compounds.
The consumption of dried fruit increases nutrient intake and reduces the risk of obesity in humans.
Studies show that the consumption of polyphenol antioxidants is associated with improving blood flow, promoting digestive health, reducing oxidative damage, and reducing the risk of many diseases.
Also, people who consume dried fruit have less weight and more nutrients compared to those who do not consume dried fruit.
Dried cherries and their properties:
Dried cherries are dried fruits that are very useful for treating bladder stones, strengthening sexual faculties, treating heat-induced skin allergies and treating indigestion, improving bile function, treating gout, kidney swelling, and gastritis.
Dried cherries have a cold nature.
Cherries have many vitamins A, B, and C.
It also contains substances such as calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc, and phosphorus.
This food is very useful for people with kidney disease.
Dried cherries are a blood purifier drug that prevents salt deposition in blood vessels.
Dried cherries are an oral diuretic, which is why it controls blood pressure.
This dried fruit also contributes greatly to the mechanism of circulation in the body.
Consumption of dried cherries is great for lowering blood pressure and supplying the body with minerals.
Prunes and its benefits:
Prunes are very full of properties and are rich in fiber, potassium, beta-carotene (vitamin A), and vitamin K.
Prunes contain laxative effects due to having a large amount of fiber that is found naturally in some fruits.
Studies show that eating Prunes improves digestion and improves temperament.
Prunes have a more beneficial effect on the treatment of this disease even compared to psyllium, which is one of the most common drugs for relieving constipation.
Prunes as an excellent source of antioxidants can prevent cholesterol oxidation and consequently cardiovascular disease and cancer.
This dried fruit is also rich in a rare mineral called boron, which can help fight osteoporosis a lot.
In addition to all these, Prunes due to high fiber cause long-term satiety and consequently prevent overeating.
Dried figs and their properties:
The properties of dried figs for pregnant women have been proven by scientists.
Figs also contain a high amount of folic acid and help many to prevent the birth of babies with congenital defects.
Dried figs are dry fruits that are highly recommended to pregnant women during pregnancy.
Also, folic acid helps improve the development of the child’s brain and nervous system in the first trimester.
Figs are seasonal fruits and are not available all year.
However, since dried figs contain a lot of folic acids, you don’t have to wait for the fig season to benefit from the properties of this fruit during pregnancy.
Dried berries and their properties:
Dried berries have good sources of minerals and antioxidants, antioxidants in dried berries help to reduce blood pressure, prevent cardiovascular disease, and rejuvenate the skin.
The fiber in this dried fruit is a great source for maintaining the health of the body.
In particular, this substance helps keep the digestive system healthy, lower blood sugar, and prevent diabetes and obesity.
Fiber is very useful for easy movement of foods in the digestive system, as well as creating a sense of satiety, weight loss, and improving digestion are other benefits of this dried fruit.
If you have iron deficiency anemia or a lack of iron to perform your daily activities, dry berries are a very rich source of iron and protein, which can help to relieve anemia and increase the energy the body needs.
Dried berries can be used as a suitable alternative instead of high-risk and industrially ineffective foods, such as chocolates, puffs, etc.
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Consuming this dried fruit enables you to use organic food as a snack.
Raisins and their benefits:
Raisins are the same as dried grapes that reduce the risk of some diseases.
Raisins are rich in fiber, potassium, and various plant compounds such as antioxidants, which play a significant role in boosting the body’s immunity.
Raisins have a moderate glycemic index and low insulin index, which means that the consumption of raisins will not significantly increase blood sugar or insulin.
Researches show that raisin consumption plays a great role in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Export dried fruit:
Iran has become the second-largest producer and exporter of dried fruits in the world.
The need for some countries for dried fruits is due to their climatic conditions, which has prevented the production of fruits in their country.
The production of dried fruits in Iran is more than the domestic need for export and therefore, with mechanical agriculture, the production capacity of the products has increased.