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Staying healthy and active at home during lockdown can be tough.

Juggling home-schooling the little ones, working from home , cleaning and trying to keep sane!

The snacks we are reaching for aren’t always the best ones. Rather grab some dried fruits , instead of those chips .Ditch the empty calories for real and natural goodness.

Packed with loads of vitamins, nutrients and fibre to support your immune system, these dried fruits contain no added sugar, are vegan friendly and the perfect naturally sweet solution to your daily snack cravings.

Here are 12 reasons why you should snack on goodness

you can trust:

1. They are great for lifestyle diets, such as gluten-free or vegan.

2. Most prunes and raisins are generally preservative free.

3. The long shelf-life means that dried fruit can be enjoyed all year round.

4. They are a fantastic source of fibre.

5. Dried peaches have 50% more protein than most dried fruit, which means they are ideal for a vegan diet.

6. Raisins have the same benefits as berries, which contain flavonoids that have anti-

inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

7. Raisins, paired with a source of vitamin C, help the body to absorb


8. They are a concentrated form of nutrients, which means you need small amounts to

reap the same benefits as fresh fruit.

9. They are naturally cholesterol and sodium free.

10. Apricots also contain sorbitol, which means they are a great snacking option

for people suffering from diabetes.

11. They are considered nutrient dense, which means they can aid in reaching

specific nutrition goals.

12. Some dried fruits, like raisins, have cholesterol-lowering qualities.

Dried fruits are the perfect snack for home or while you are on the go. I often pack dried fruits into Emily's school lunches for s sweet treat.

Dried apricots an cranberries are a favorite in our home. Dried fruits can be added to most dishes to up the flavor and nutritional value ;Cranberries, raisins and apples to muffins - YUM!, prunes and apricots into overnight oats or morning porridge. Cranberries add a lovely flavor and colour to salads.

Im going to honest. I am terrible when a snack attack happens. Im an emotional eater , very bad at counting calories and my weight has been a constant battle for years.

Emily luckily loves dried fruit!

For more useful dried fruit benefits visit Our clinically registered dietitian has put together a research report detailing everything you need to know about our dried fruit, including nutritional facts, benefits and portion size.

This information is brought to you by Dried Fruit South Africa, formed in 2019. Its aim is to protect the interest of the SA dried fruit industry and to lead

consumer education efforts by promoting awareness of the benefits of eating natural

dried fruit.

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