Apart from fresh fruit, dried fruit is also a favorite commodity of many people due to its convenience and delicious taste. With spiraling export volume over the years, dried fruit promises to be a key factor to intensify the value of Vietnamese agriculture on the world market.
Dried fruit is a type of fruit that has removed nearly all its water through the drying process. The residual humidity content can fluctuate from small (3 – 8%) to significant (16 – 18%). Some popular dried fruits include mango, pineapple, cranberry, banana etc.
According to WomensHealthMag magazine, sharing the same property with fresh fruit, dried fruit provides a sufficient amount of essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and fiber. By weight, dried fruit can contain 3.5 times more vitamins and minerals than fresh fruit. Dividing the portion appropriately and drinking a small amount of water is the best way to absorb all the nutrients in dried fruits as much as possible.
Especially, dried fruit is a good source of antioxidants, typically polyphenols. Polyphenol antioxidants have a positive impact on health benefits such as improving blood flow, reducing oxidative damage, and limiting the risk of many cardiovascular diseases.
Besides, dried fruit is rich in fiber and low in sugar so it does not increase the level of blood sugar and insulin after eating. Eating dried fruits may also help you avoid snacking on unhealthy foods, resulting in lose weight effectively if eaten in moderation.