Dried Fruit / Raisins

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OK, I think that such a product needs nothing more than expressing it as it actually is, a bomb of health and flavour. Check the followings.

A 30g portion of dried fruit counts as equivalent to 80g of fresh fruit. Dried fruits are rich in plant compounds with protective antioxidant properties, these include anthocyanins, catechins and phenols.

These compounds may be associated with health benefits such as improved blood flow and a lower risk of certain diseases, including heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. They are an incredible source of micronutrients because exactly, it is dried, therefore it is a concentrated source of vitamins and minerals, in comparison with the fresh ones.

Flavour is included in this solid issue we are talking about. All this, makes them significantly higher in calories per 100grms. Also, dried fruit contains roughly approx. three times the amount of fiber than their fresh equivalent when fiber supports digestive function and helps slow down the rate of digestion and absorption. Greater fruit fiber intake is also associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

So, apart from the dense taste that is combined with a huge scale of “everything”, are mighty helpful for our body, our health, our looks, our skin, our bones, our heart, our blood… what else do we need to know in order to include them in our everyday program?

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