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 former fresh fruit basket today. Agreeing to growers and manufacturers, dried fruit baskets have soared in up-to-date years due to the amount of time one can take to consume the dried goods and still have it taste as tasty 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. Another factor that has aided the dried fruit basket reach the lofty heights of success is the wholesome aspect of dried fruits. The healthiest ones are sun dried, without the aid of chemical agents to speed the process or hold the flavor and contain miniature or no added sugar. In addition, many distributors of dried fruit baskets corollary religious food preparation mandates to make their products accepted for use as a gift on beloved religious holidays such as Passover and Ramadan.

Dried Fruit

The key to producing a potential dried fruit basket is much the same as for a fresh fruit basket. Begin with high potential fruits, grown under strict organic guidelines, picked at the peak of freshness and rushed into the drying process as quickly as potential to hold their flavor. The added factor, the drying process itself, must be done in a similar high potential manner to yield a closed product. If you visit a farm that specializes in high potential dried fruits, you'll learn that each fruit has its own, specific drying recipe 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 yield of products that stress quantity over quality. Cherries have to be pitted before they're dried so the closed goods can be eaten like a raisin. Pineapples need a sugary glaze so the acidic component of the fruit does not hasten 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 potential is the desired result.

The Benefits of Dried Fruit Baskets

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