Dried fruits are an ideal solution for snacks if you follow a healthy diet. They contain all the nutrients of fresh fruit and are easy to transport, do not need a cleaning process, and can be kept for a long time at home without spoiling.
They are a very healthy snack as long as they do not contain added sugar.
Some of the dried fruits that meet this condition and are suitable for a very healthy diet are plums, apricots, dates, and raisins.
Below you will find in detail their calories and sugars.
What is the right portion of dried fruit?
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the right portion of dried fruit ranges from 30 to 40 g. depending on the type of fruit. This amount corresponds to fresh fruit and corresponds to ¼ of the cup.
What dried fruits should I eat?
The calories and sugars that the healthiest of them contain: Calories that have the most suitable for diet dried fruits: (per 100 g):
Plums: 240 kcal
Dates: 277 kcal
Apricots: 241 kcal
Figs: 283 kcal
Blond raisins: 299 kcal
Black currants: 244 kcal
The sugar content of dried fruits:
Dates: 64% -66%
Plums are the best choice if you want to follow a diet with as few calories as possible.
However, all dried fruits have a wealth of nutrients and need to be present in your diet as long as they are consumed in moderation.