Dried Fruit or Fresh?

We always choose fresh fruit over dried as most of the water content has been removed making it a concentrated source of sugar and really easy to over-eat.

A good example is grapes- 1 cup of grapes = 1/4 cup of raisins. Grapes are already high in sugar, so imagine how much sugar is in a small handful of raisins?

There are times when certain dried fruit makes sense and we use this therapeutically opposed to a time of mindless snacking. Some examples may be a dried prune to help with constipation, 1-2 dried apricots to help with low iron or a few goji berries made into a tea which is excellent for fertility or postpartum.

You'll hear us say this a lot: Quality is key. Most dried fruit is coated with unhealthy oils, unnecessary preservatives and added sugar. In Singapore, there is a popular brand of dried mango which is loaded with sugar- the mango slices are bright yellow. Another sign to look out for dried fruit covered in preservatives- the colour. Naturally dried fruit will be dull in colour- dried apricots become almost dark brown when most commercial options are bright orange in colour.

We like the brand Natures Superfood.

We are here to help you get to the root of your symptoms. 

  • Pinterest - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle

45A Craig Road 089683 Singapore   |   info@thenutritionclinic.com.sg  |  6735 2350