Dried fruits are picked during their season and desiccated in order to be preserved. They are eaten in winter and have lots of health benefits. These dried fruits can be obtained by decreasing water content of the fruits from 90 percent to 10-20 percent. After this process, fruits would become high in sugar content and less in water content and they would become more durable. They are rich in fibers and easy to digest. They are invaluable snacks for people following a diet.
In the desiccation process, all minerals are preserved except vitamin C. Dried fruits are also one of the best sources of antioxidants so they protect us from diseases in winter. Most suitable fruits for desiccation are apple, pear, cherry, plum, apricot, grape, mulberry, kiwi, mango, banana, strawberry and pineapple.
Dried pear is rich in vitamins. It regulates the functions of kidneys and increases urinary flow, which is good for cleansing kidney stones. It reduces high blood pressure, cleanses your blood and regulates gland functions. It prevents anemia and constipation. It helps to relieve muscles and eliminate mental fatigue.
During pregnancy, it helps relieve nausea. People with a poor digestive system should prefer compote instead of eating dried pears. Just cook dried pears in a large volume of water and do not add additional sugar if possible. Consuming it before meals is more beneficial.
It is rich in calcium, iron, vitamin B1 and B2, moreover, it is a preventative against many diseases. Mulberries are also known as diuretic (eases urination) and they can be used against fever. Moreover, syrup extracted from black mulberry is good for a sore throat.
It is rich in vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and iron. Kiwi is also known as laxative because it is rich in fiber, which is good for bowel and its functions. It balances blood pressure and lowers cholesterol. It boosts the immune system and fights flu, anemia and stomach disorders. Moreover, it beautifies your skin.
In the evenings, it is important to eat fruits that are low in sugar. Especially women need to consume dried plum because they are high in calcium and vitamin D. These minerals are important for bone health.
It also contains potassium and magnesium which are good for liver, heart and kidneys. It is rich in antioxidants and it reduces the risk of heart attack. This anti-cancer fruit normalizes blood sugar and it has an anti-aging effect on the skin.