One of the best things about fruit, apart from its delicious flavour, is it can be dried. This means you can have a variety of fruit readily available all year round. Although the fruit is dried, much of the goodness is retained to be enjoyed. Dried fruit has a great shelf life and can be stored easily.
Common dried fruits include raisins, prunes and dates. Other favourites include dried mango, papaya, pineapple, apple, banana, cranberries etc. If you are craving a sweet snack, they are a great alternative to a bag of lollies.
Dried fruit makes a popular food source for many athletes, bushwalkers or those who participate in long distance sports. It provides a great energy source, and is lighter to carry than the original fruit. Dried fruits are used extensively in baking, and are included in many breakfast cereals to add flavour and other nutritious elements.