Fruits have always been an important part of a healthy diet.
Because fruits contain a variety of vitamins, fiber, minerals and antioxidants, their regular consumption is recommended by nutritionists. Some fruits have more sugar than others called fructose, which is harmful to the body only if consumed in excess.
Dried fruit is one of the favorite forms of fruit consumption in which all of the water content of fresh fruit removed through drying methods.
Dried fruits can be a healthy and nutritious alternative to harmful snacks and a great dietary supplement in a variety of desserts, waffles and even ice cream. There are many modern and traditional ways to dry a variety of fruits. In these processes, the nutritional value of fruits should not be reduced or damaged to be rich both in appearance and in nutrients. Dried dates are one of the earliest dried fruits that were eaten.
Different types of berry, grapes, figs, apricots, peaches and apples are the most popular fruits for drying. Dried fruits contain more fiber and antioxidants called phenols than fresh fruit.
Fruit drying methods
Drying of fruits through traditional approaches such as sun or open‐air drying are slow and may lead to the inferior quality product due to contamination. Modern drying techniques such as solar, microwave, vacuum, infrared, freeze, and oven drying have been developed around the world. During these processes, fruits can be dried industrially and in high volumes. In general, all these methods act as a dehydrator machine that dry the fruit by taking all the water in it. Since the water is removed during this process, the natural sugars in the fruit are concentrated, leaving a small, nutritious and energy-dense dried fruit. Dried fruit is much smaller than the fresh fruit from which it comes, so it is easier to store and transport in large quantities.
BenMary company with years of experience in the field of production and distribution of healthy food is one of the well-known suppliers of a variety of date products, dried fruits and nuts in Iran. The use of modern control systems and unique production processes is the distinguishing feature of our company. BenMary products are available in bulk 10kg sizes with high-quality dried fruits. For more information keep in touch.