Don’t you just hate it when you start to crave your favorite fruit and it’s not available in the market because it’s not in season? Not to worry. With freeze drying, powdered and packed options, you can now have your own seasonal fruit stash from the supermarket without the need to order them halfway across the world.
Prunes and raisins outdo other fresh fruits. They retain their unique taste and nutrients when dried and are packed. They also contain high amounts of phenol antioxidants that can protect your heart from diseases. They also lessen the risk of cancer. Choose organic prunes and raisins because they are cultivated without the use of pesticides.
To keep its taste and crunchiness, berries like raspberry, strawberry and blueberry are freeze-dried. They are also rich in phytochemicals, folic acid and Vitamins C and E. Low in calories, they make great snack treats for weight watchers.
Finally, known to be super-rich in antioxidants, Goji and Acai comes in powdered form. They are pulverized from its freeze-dried form and packed for convenience. The recommended daily dose of antioxidants is met with just 2 Tbsp. of the powdered fruits.
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