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Posted by: Kate | 2012/03/10

Dried vs Fresh Fruit

Does dried fruit have the same nutritional values as the fresh version of it?

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Dear Kate
Because dried fruit is greatly concentrated due to removal of most of the water content during the drying process, dried fruit usually contains a higher concentration of energy and nutrients than fresh fruit. For example, raw guava contains 86% water, 211 kJ, 7,2 g dietary fibre, 0,4 mg iron and 180 mg vit C per 100g, while dried guava roll contains 24% water, 1179 kJ, 29.2 g dietary fibre, 1.2 mg iron and 747 mg of vit C. In general the drying process increases the nutrient content of fruit a great deal, but it also concentrates the energy content, so it is usual to eat smaller portions of the dried fruit.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012/03/11

Dear Kate
Because dried fruit is greatly concentrated due to removal of most of the water content during the drying process, dried fruit usually contains a higher concentration of energy and nutrients than fresh fruit. For example, raw guava contains 86% water, 211 kJ, 7,2 g dietary fibre, 0,4 mg iron and 180 mg vit C per 100g, while dried guava roll contains 24% water, 1179 kJ, 29.2 g dietary fibre, 1.2 mg iron and 747 mg of vit C. In general the drying process increases the nutrient content of fruit a great deal, but it also concentrates the energy content, so it is usual to eat smaller portions of the dried fruit.
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