Dried fruits are called "oriental sweets". These include dried apricots, prunes, raisins, dates, dried apples and pears. Nutritional properties, as well as long shelf life and unique composition make dried fruits one of the most popular products in the world.
The indisputable benefits of dried fruits
The absolute benefit of dried fruits lies in their composition, saturated with vitamins and trace elements, which persist even when dried. However, there are some contradictions here: modern nutritionists do not recommend getting too carried away with dried fruits and classify them as especially concentrated and high-calorie foods.
Dried apricot. Benefit and harm
Dried apricots are among the healthiest dried fruits. A whole apricot without pits is called kaisa, and with pits - apricot. If only the halves of the apricot are dried, these are dried apricots. Dried apricot contains a fairly large amount of calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, organic acids and vitamin B5. It is curious that there are much more of these substances in dried apricots than in fresh ones.
Consuming this dried fruit helps to strengthen the human heart muscle and also increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood. In addition, apricots and dried apricots have antiviral effects and help fight depression. However, dried apricots are extremely high in calories and should be consumed in limited quantities.
Prunes. Benefit and harm
Many people consider dried plums to be a real gift for human health. This fruit contains vitamins of group A, B, C and PP, as well as organic acids, iron, calcium, phosphorus. Due to their magnesium and potassium content, prunes are good for people with heart disease.
Prunes are also known to contain mild laxatives and dietary fiber. Thanks to this, it is a good remedy for constipation and is able to effectively cleanse the body of toxins. In addition, prunes have diuretic and choleretic effects. Prunes are not recommended for nursing women: they can cause stomach upset and colic in the baby.
Raisin. Benefit and harm
Raisins are rich in fiber, organic acids, vitamins A, B and C. It contains trace elements such as phosphorus, boron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, chlorine. The use of this dried fruit is indicated for insomnia, neurosis and depression. In addition, raisins are useful for pregnant and lactating women - they replenish iron deficiency and improve lactation. However, dried raisins are not recommended for people suffering from diabetes, heart failure and peptic ulcer diseases.
Date fruit. Benefit and harm
Dates are often called oriental "sweets". They are rich in vitamins A, E and B, as well as various amino acids. In addition, they contain zinc, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Dried date is an exceptional energetic: its use in food helps to increase efficiency, improve heart function, and also helps to restore the body after a long illness. However, people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are advised to eat dried dates with caution.
Dried apples and pears. Benefit and harm
These dried fruits contain vitamins B, A and C, and are also rich in pectin, potassium, sodium, iodine and phosphorus. They improve the functioning of the human nervous, circulatory and digestive systems, and also stimulate the functioning of the kidneys, liver and pancreas. Dried pears and apples are also beneficial for thyroid disorders.
Not everything is so sweet, but smooth
Attention! There is evidence that dried fruits are often the cause of indigestion and general poisoning of the human body.The fact is that in the process of drying fruits to give them a presentation, various chemicals can be used that negatively affect the human body. That is why dried fruits should be thoroughly rinsed under water before eating.