Monday, June 20, 2011

The Benefits of Dried Fruit Baskets

Usually combined with varieties of nuts, dried fruit baskets have become the second most beloved version of the primary fresh fruit basket today. According to growers and manufacturers, dried fruit baskets have soared in new years due to the amount of time one can take to consume the dried product and still have it taste as yummy as the day it arrived.

The most beloved dried fruit baskets are composed of dried Mediterranean apricots, California pears, Middle Eastern dates and figs, as well as combinations of dried fruits such as coconut/date rolls and dried pineapple rings with a dried cherry in the middle. Other factor that has aided the dried fruit basket reach the lofty heights of success is the salutary aspect of dried fruits. The healthiest ones are sun dried, without the aid of chemical agents to speed the process or withhold the flavor and include itsybitsy or no added sugar. In addition, many distributors of dried fruit baskets corollary religious food making ready mandates to make their products approved for use as a gift on beloved religious holidays such as Passover and Ramadan.

Dried Fruit

The key to producing a quality dried fruit basket is much the same as for a fresh fruit basket. Begin with high quality fruits, grown under precise organic guidelines, picked at the peak of freshness and rushed into the drying process as speedily as possible to withhold their flavor. The further factor, the drying process itself, must be done in a similar high quality manner to yield a complete product. If you visit a farm that specializes in high quality dried fruits, you'll learn that each fruit has its own, specific drying method handed down from generation to generation.

The Benefits of Dried Fruit Baskets

When the sun is used to dry most of the fruit, not much has changed from the way it was done back in Biblical times. The changes have to do with mass production of products that stress quantity over quality. Cherries have to be pitted before they're dried so the complete product can be eaten like a raisin. Pineapples need a sugary glaze so the acidic component of the fruit does not compel decomposition. Apricots, pears, apples and even banana slices are the driest of the dried fruits, needing no sugary coating, but must be properly ventilated while drying to remove all of the moisture. Drying fruit is an art more than a science, especially when quality is the desired result.

The Benefits of Dried Fruit Baskets

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