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November 2012 Issue

Dried Fruits Preserve Seasons’ Best

Fresh fruits are the beloved gems of each season, but they seem to disappear as quickly as they arrive. Fortunately, dried fruits delight all year long, and while they’re no substitute for their fresh counterparts, this convenient alternative packs a potent nutritious punch. The removal of water concentrates some nutrients, such as fiber, iron, potassium and selenium. The drying process, however, can hinder some important nutrients and some antioxidants that are heat sensitive.

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