DRIED FRUITS & HEALTH

Nutrition

Dried fruits have been widely accepted by people around the world in their daily lives. They are small but concentrated packages of nutrition, high in fiber, potassium.. Easy to digest, they are good cleansers of blood and improve our digestive system.

  • HEALTH TIPS

    Dried fruits contain vitamins and minerals in their composition, are found to be useful in many functions of the human body such as;

    • Regulation of the functioning of the brain, giving energy and helping relief stress,
    • Helping in recovery of the liver,
    • Playing an important role in keeping bones and teeth healthier and stronger,
    • Prevention of anemia by increasing Fe+ production,
    • Prevents the formation of stomach and intestinal ulcers,
    • Providing regulatory role in reproduction system,
    • Acting as a cancer preventative,
    • Helping children growth, curing diseases with inflammation.

     

  • DRIED APRICOTS
    • The main aspect of the apricot is its richness in fiber, vitamins and minerals and as a consequence, it is regarded as a valuable fruit and natural medicine.
    • The apricot is rich in carotene β, which is found in vitamin A, and this vitamin is known to be a cancer fighter.
    • Regarding minerals, the apricot has low sodium and high potassium contents, which makes it important for diet programs.
  • DRIED FIGS
    • Very rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber and minerals.
    • Has high sugar content composing of merely monosaccharide half being fructose and half glucose.
    • Recommended as a part of children’s and the elderly diets and those who are recovering from a long period of illness.
    • The composition of dried figs helps to lower LDL and be preventive for heart and vein diseases.
    • The laxative properties have been well known for millennia.
    • High Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium levels despite low sodium make it a rich source of minerals.
    • The Calcium content of dried fig per 100 g is higher than milk so it is recommended as a calcium source for those with milk intolerance
  • SULTANAS
    • High-energy food, providing natural sugars, potassium, and the fiber and tartaric acid necessary to keep digestive systems healthy,
    • Sugar in seedless raisins is made up of fructose and glucose which is the main energy source of bodily activities,
    • Good source of antioxidants and digestible fibers.
  • PISTACHIOS
    • Pistachios have been shown to reduce LDL ("bad") cholesterol and increase the good HDL cholesterol,
    • High in antioxidants such as vitamins A and E, they fight inflammation, protecting blood vessels and reduce the risk of heart disease,
    • Pistachios are an incredibly rich source of vitamin B6 which is essential to make hemoglobin for Healthy Blood,
    • A healthy immune system requires adequate intake of vitamin B6, which pistachios abound in,
    • Pistachios contain two carotenoids not found in most nuts. These carotenoids, called lutein and zeaxanthin, function as protective antioxidants, defending tissues from damage from free radicals,
    • Pistachios are a great source of vitamin E, a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant, essential for maintaining the integrity of cell membranes and often recommended for healthy and beautiful skin.