We all believe that every thing consumed in its natural status rarely looses its nutritional value. Fruits are meant to be taken raw and they have a lot of nutritional value. With this most consumers might have a second thought in taking dried fruits. They believe nutrients are lost while undertaking the process of drying the fruits. This is from boiling to drying in the sun. Consumers need to understand that when the fruits are dried they are kept way from heat, light, air and water and these are the enemies of nutrients. This tells you that dried fruit nutritional value is kept intact.
Depending on the method used to dry the fruits some Vitamin C can be lost and at the same time can be maintained. By treating the fruit to be dried with citrus juice, the Vitamin C remains intact. It’s there fore important to use the juice if you are going to use a dehydrator machine to dry the fruits. This is because the dehydrator uses heat and air and as we mentioned these are the biggest enemies of nutrients. Since drying fruits simply means removing water from the fruits by drying in the sun or dehydrating using a machine, research has been done to ensure that dried fruit nutritional value remains in the fruits to serve its purpose.
Dried fruits are stored in airtight bags meaning light air and water can not reach the dried fruit. The nutrients are compressed together and the only thing that is removed from the fruit is water that keeps it fresh. There are many nutrients that are found in fruits and all of them are important to our bodies. There are those however that are easily lost during any exposure even cutting the fruit and leaving it exposed for sometime. Dried fruit nutritional value can only remain fully intact for some fruits if the are dried whole.