What’s healthier – fresh, dried or frozen fruit?


*Which one is better – dried fruits or freeze dried fruits?*

“Eat more fruit and vegetables” is one of the most common recommendations we hear when we’re encouraged to eat healthily. The idea that fruit is good for you is largely based on the fact that many fruits have a low energy (calorie) content and are packed with nutrients. Nutrients include vitamins, minerals, fibre and bioactive nutrients (often pigment compounds known as polyphenols and carotenoids). Fruit also contains sugar, and the content can vary considerably. The type of sugar in fruit can also vary according to the type of fruit and also how ripe it is. Generally, the most common sugar in fruit is fructose, typically making up 40-55% of the sugar in most fruit. Sucrose (normal table sugar) makes up most of the rest.

*How does drying affect fruit?*