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newcook
06-16-2005, 07:50 PM
Does anyone know if dried fruit retains its nutritional value?

Daniele

Sami
06-16-2005, 10:46 PM
I believe it retains it's nutrients but it is far more caloric so a little goes a long way.

Sami

CL addict
06-17-2005, 12:18 AM
It does retain most of its nutritional value, but in a much more concentrated form. Per unit of volume, it's much higher in sugar than fresh fruit, so, like Sami said, watch those calories. It's also a little harder for the body to digest, due to loss of water content and enzymes.

newcook
06-17-2005, 03:41 AM
Thank you very much for your answers.

Daniele

Peaceandquiet
06-17-2005, 10:53 AM
Wow -- just out of curiosity I put 1/4 cup raw apple, chopped, into Mastercook, and it was 16 calories. 1/4 cup dried apple, chopped, was 52!

newcook
06-17-2005, 11:04 AM
That is good to know. I will be careful.

Thanks,

Daniele