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Tougher

Alberta, CAN

Can anyone explain the plus/minus for dried vs fresh fruit if you're eating the equivalent amount calorie-wise?

Thanks,

Ben
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Zenontheterrible

i'm no expert, but as far as i understand, the only difference is in water saturation (go figure).

fresh fruit will digest faster and will help hydrate you. Dry fruit takes longer to digest (because your body uses water in the digestion) and will not help rehydrate you. Other than that, if the fruit is dried in the normal way, it should have the exact same caloric, fibre, and vitamin value as fresh fruit.

i'm not an expert, but this is what i have been told. I hope my answer was helpfull to you (and not a bunch of stuff you already knew).
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Zenontheterrible

i'm no expert, but as far as i understand, the only difference is in water saturation (go figure).

fresh fruit will digest faster and will help hydrate you. Dry fruit takes longer to digest (because your body uses water in the digestion) and will not help rehydrate you. Other than that, if the fruit is dried in the normal way, it should have the exact same caloric, fibre, and vitamin value as fresh fruit.

i'm not an expert, but this is what i have been told. I hope my answer was helpfull to you (and not a bunch of stuff you already knew).
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Cherry

The process of dehydrating the fruit destroys some of its nutrients. Not all but some. Dried fruit has more calories per unit weight, obviously due to loss of water content. Therefore, not as filling or satiating as fresh fruit consuming equals amounts.

A better alternative from a nutritional pov is FROZEN fruits & veggies too. Often frozen soon after harvesting they may be 'fresher' than the fresh fruit or veggies sitting around in the store for weeks or longer and they have been shown to retain much of their nutritional value.

I like the FROZEN alternative best for fruits and veggies too. Dried fruits are convenient but you have to watch the consumption because without the water they are calorie dense.
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gorlando

fresh fruit is always better than dried unless you cannot get any fresh, then of course dried can be a good choice over certain other foods. besides the water losses which are important, nutrients are lost and damaged during the drying process, but this depends on the fruit and how it's dried also.

gary
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gorlando

Cherry wrote:
The process of dehydrating the fruit destroys some of its nutrients. Not all but some. Dried fruit has more calories per unit weight, obviously due to loss of water content. Therefore, not as filling or satiating as fresh fruit consuming equals amounts.

A better alternative from a nutritional pov is FROZEN fruits & veggies too. Often frozen soon after harvesting they may be 'fresher' than the fresh fruit or veggies sitting around in the store for weeks or longer and they have been shown to retain much of their nutritional value.

I like the FROZEN alternative best for fruits and veggies too. Dried fruits are convenient but you have to watch the consumption because without the water they are calorie dense.



unfortunately freezing causes damage to the produce - damaged produce is not properly assimilated by the body when eaten.

http://usna.usda.gov/...20vegetables%22

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Tougher

Alberta, CAN

Those are all points I've read in other places too, so I'm pretty sure you're all on the right track. I'm eating at least three servings of fruit per day and try to at least make two of them fresh fruit. Dried fruit is just easier to take around with me at work. I know it's not as filling, but I always weigh it out to make sure I'm still taking in the same amount of calories.

While I know it's not the best option, I just want to make sure it's not a BAD option. Thanks for all of your responses.

Ben
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