Fresh and Dried Fruits Pros and Cons
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In this health-conscious society, reminders
of a good healthy diet are everywhere. Flip open a magazine, switch on the TV
or scroll down your phone and you are bound to encounter something health
We are all gradually becoming more wary of
our nutritional intake and different methods to stay in shape. Bestsellers
packed with healthy recipes and fitness guidelines take up a giant section of
shelves in bookstores, and many restaurants boast healthier options on their
menus. This phenomenon cannot be ignored even when we go to the supermarket;
there we tend to see packets of dried fruit in the healthy foods section.
But how good are dried fruit really for us?
Gift Hampers Singapore is more than happy to dive deep into this question with
and cons of dried fruit
Fruit that has had most their water content
removed through a special drying process are called dried fruit. As a result,
the fruit is shrunken, small and packed with energy. Common dried fruit include
raisins, dates, prunes, apricots and figs, though other types of dried fruit
are also becoming more common.
One major benefit of dried fruit is that
they can be preserved for much longer than fresh fruit. This makes them great
as snacks and at times when the fridge is not readily available. Another
advantage is that dried fruit is highly nutritious. They basically contain the
same amount of nutrients their fresh fruit counterpart, but much more
condensed. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help
improve blood flow and digestion.
However, a major con is that their vitamin
C content is greatly reduced when dried, according to research. Another
disadvantage is that commercially bought dried fruit may have undesirable additives
and a higher sugar content, especially candied dried fruit which is not good
for your body when eaten in excess. The healthier option is to eat fresh fruit.
fresh fruits be replaced by dried fruits?
Absolutely not. Even with the convenience
and high nutritional value of many dried fruits, they simply cannot be a
replacement for deliciously fresh fruits.
Many fruits are high in antioxidants and packed
with vitamins, such as grapes, pears and oranges. You can boost your digestive
system and lower your blood pressure by eating apples, kiwis, blueberries,
dragon fruit, grapefruit, pomelo and pineapple. These are a must on our fresh
fruit list and are included in our fruit hampers!
gifts and healthy gift ideas
One of the most practical gifts of all is
to give the gift of health. Gift Hampers Singapore is proud to present our
fantastic range of fruit gifts that are perfect for all occasions in wishing
someone well and to show how much you think about them. We offer free fresh
fruit hamper delivery to all metropolitan areas. Here, we have some great gift
ideas for you!
1. CLASSIC FRUIT HAMPER WITH DOM PÉRIGNON CHAMPAGNE makes for a wonderful corporate fruit hamper with a bottle of champagne to thank everyone for their support. Price: SGD$429.00
2. FRENCH PRESTIGE is a great gift to bring if you’re attending a party or even hosting one. There is definitely something in here for everyone. Price: SGD$239.00-269.00
3. CLASSIC FRUIT HAMPER is just the thing you need for that next date with a special someone or a nice picnic with friends. Price: SGD$109.00-149.00