WHY YOU SHOULD ADD DRIED FRUIT TO YOUR BAKING RECIPES…

AFTERNOON TEA 4 TWO - FOOD & LIFESTYLE BLOG...

Did you know that if you add dried fruit to your recipes it can actually be better for you than fresh fruit. Dried fruit contains less water and is therefore a moreconcentratedsource ofnutrients.

The antioxidants in dried cranberries and grapes are twice as potent as in fresh fruit. Make sure you check the sugar content of some of them in particular cranberries, as they can be very high.

Fresh fruit can often sink to the bottom of batters.

Using dried fruit is a great addition to baked goods. 

Because driedfruitsareverydense, if you substitute them into a recipe, keep in mind the ratio of, five to six pounds of fresh fruit is equal to one pound of dried.

Dried fruit is a great ingredient to have on standby for all sorts of dishes – from porridge toppings to tagines and stews.

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