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Posted by: Maria | 2010/04/15

Fresh vs dried fruit

I''ve been given a diet by my doctor which prescribes two fruit for lunch. I don''t eat fresh fruit, can''t stand the taste, smell and texture. Can I substitute dried fruit?

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Dear Maria
If you eat dried fruit instead of fresh fruit then you will need to be careful that you don't increase your energy intake because dried fruit has a much higher energy content than fresh fruit: For example: Fresh apricots provide 48 kJ per 100 gm, while dried apricots provide 998 kJ per 100g - nearly 20 times more energy! So have only one small portion of dried fruit instead of the 2 fresh fruits. You can also eat vegetables instead of fruit in your diet.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/04/15

Dear Maria
If you eat dried fruit instead of fresh fruit then you will need to be careful that you don't increase your energy intake because dried fruit has a much higher energy content than fresh fruit: For example: Fresh apricots provide 48 kJ per 100 gm, while dried apricots provide 998 kJ per 100g - nearly 20 times more energy! So have only one small portion of dried fruit instead of the 2 fresh fruits. You can also eat vegetables instead of fruit in your diet.
Best regards
DietDoc

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