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A Winter Alternative to Fresh Fruit

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Nutrition and Dried Fruit

Consuming fruits and vegetables is easy in the summer when everything is fresh and readily available. What do you do in the winter?

A convenient option that's always available is dried fruit. Like fresh fruit, dried fruit provides fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium and folate. Dried fruit may contain more calories per serving than fresh fruit, but it is still a good option.

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Dried fruit is transportable and easy to carry. It can be added to salads, pancake batter, bread recipes or even a bowl of cereal.

Some dried fruits may be preserved with sulfite, which can trigger allergic reactions in some people. Read the labels to find out if sulfites are present.

Dried fruits make it easy to consume necessary nutrients year-round.