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
more concentrated source of nutrients.
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.
fruits are very dense, 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.
Check the label when buying dried fruit. Some brands will soak the dried fruit in juice to add to the sweetness, but this will also increase the sugar content.
A 30g portion of dried fruit counts as
one of your five-a-day – this is roughly equivalent to 80g of fresh fruit. 30g is approximately three tablespoons.
Hi, flaming June went as quick as it arrived and even though we had an additional member to our family arrive in June ( a lovely granddaughter) I still managed to write 15 posts. If you missed any here are the links to what I wrote about.
I wrote on some
which included – Foodie Days
National Doughnut Day & National Doughnut Week
Alzheimers Society Host A Cupcake Day
National Picnic Week
Some strange but delicious Sandwiches for National Picnic Week
Easy Ways to Learn More About Healthier Meals and Nutrition – we all need to eat healthier but sometimes we don’t have much time on our hands so this post should help you out.
23 Reasons to Check Over Afternoon Tea4Two’s Posts for May
A couple of my favourite
of June were- quotes for the month
Tea Quote of the Day from The Village Kitchen
Friendship Quote of the Day
Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables for May – I always write a post on seasonal fruit and vegetables for each month as reminder to me of what is available as I have a mind like a sieve.
Mrs Hinch Fans Share 65p Hack for removing Tea Stains from Cups – who doesn’t like a tip from Mrs Hinch? This ones a good one.
6 of the Best Cake Essentials To Create the Best Cake
Hershey’s Frozen Chocolate Chip Pie in Dianes Kitchen Recipe – this was a repost from another blog as I thought it sounded delicious and well worth sharing with my readers.
were – book reviews
Tonic & Teas Traditional & Modern Recipes
Infused: Adventures in Tea
I hope you have enjoyed my posts in June and I look forward to writing a lot more for you in July. Let’s hope the sun keeps shining on us all.