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Dried Fruits without added sugar?
Posted by: TLB
Date: December 23, 2008 01:34PM
I really like dried fruits, but unfortunately I started reading the labels. It seems most of the mainstream grocery dried fruits have a lot of added sugars, over and above the natural sugars of the fruit. Can I get dried fruit without added sugar or at least with as little as possible? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Dried Fruits without added sugar?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 23, 2008 02:02PM
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Re: Dried Fruits without added sugar?
Posted by: clay
Date: December 23, 2008 02:05PM
Yup, that's the type of thing I was going to suggest, too, Rolando. I've had great luck drying fruits and vegetables for various uses--apples, tomatoes, etc. It's a lot healthier than buying them, and you know what's in them as well. You'd probably have to do a good bit of drying in order for it to be cheaper than buying dried fruit, but it might be worth it overall.
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Re: Dried Fruits without added sugar?
Posted by: Dakota
Date: December 23, 2008 02:53PM
Perhaps there is a reason they add sugar. If they don't, it won't taste good. Or am I wrong?
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Re: Dried Fruits without added sugar?
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: December 23, 2008 03:40PM
We just bought a dehydrator recently, and have had good results with the limited use so far.
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Re: Dried Fruits without added sugar?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: December 23, 2008 06:39PM
Trader Joe's has some with no/very little sugar. Asian groceries and health food stores often have greater selection than the local supermarket.

Some fruits do better than others with dehydration w/o sugar. Apples, pineapple, mango, papaya, grapes, apricots, plums do OK. Berries like cherries, blueberries, etc. don't hold up as well and need some syrup to keep them from crumbling.

Good luck!



rj
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Re: Dried Fruits without added sugar?
Posted by: macnut
Date: December 23, 2008 06:52PM
Second Trader Joe's if you live near one.

Here's a great place online. Quality is superb and prices competitive. It's not economical to place a small order, though, because of shipping costs.

[www.nutsonline.com]

They have dried fruits, nuts, coffee, tea, etc.
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Re: Dried Fruits without added sugar?
Posted by: dmann
Date: December 23, 2008 09:20PM
Many of Trader Joe's dried fruits are also sulfite free.

DM
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Re: Dried Fruits without added sugar?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: December 26, 2008 08:58PM
I've been getting dried fruits at Trader Joe's, some to add in when I make oatmeal (the dried cherries/blueberries/strawberries mix is great in oatmeal). Lots of unsulphured/sulfite-free fruits available, which is very important if you have asthma. Steer clear of any dried fruits that are too brightly colored: they are loaded with sulfites to preserve color (and close your airways).
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