dried fruit

Diet Foods & Nutrition
Dietary Information & Advice about Dried Fruit, Nutritious but High in Calories

Dried Fruit

Dried Fruit

Diet Nutrition

Dried fruit is fruit with all the water removed, but all the sugar retained. Compared to fresh fruit, it is very high in calories and – although healthy – is not helpful to weight loss.

A handful of raisins is the calorie equivalent of a pound of grapes.
1 cup grapes has 60 calories while 1 cup raisins has 495 calories.

So if you are on a weight loss diet dried fruit should only be eaten in small quantities.

In addition, the fiber in dried fruit is less effective in satisfying your appetite.


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