Dried fruit has gained immense popularity as a go-to healthy snacking option, offering a burst of natural sweetness and an array of nutritional benefits. In this blog, we will explore the wonders of dried fruit, with a special focus on air-dried fruit—the star of The Jerky Co's new range of Fruit Jerky; available in pineapple, red apple, pear, banana and mango.
Concentrated Goodness: Dried Fruit vs. Fresh Fruit
One common question that arises when considering dried fruit is how it measures up against its fresh counterpart in terms of nutrition. Surprisingly, dried fruit packs a punch when it comes to vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Since the water content is removed during the drying process, the nutrients become concentrated. So, a small handful of dried fruit can provide a more significant nutritional boost compared to a larger portion of fresh fruit.
Preserving Nature's Candy: The Air-Drying Technique
We use the air-drying process to create our exquisite range of Fruit Jerky. Unlike traditional drying methods that involve heat or sun exposure, air-drying gently removes moisture while retaining the natural flavours, nutrients, and textures of the fruit. This ensures that each bite of air-dried fruit bursts with authentic taste and the goodness nature intended.
Each of our Fruit Jerky flavours consist of nothing but single ingredient 100% Aussie fruit. No added sugar, no additives, no sulphur and completely gluten free!
Maintaining Quality and Freshness: How Long Can You Store Dried Fruit?
To enjoy the delectable flavours and benefits of air dried fruit, proper storage is crucial. Follow these guidelines to maintain its quality and extend its shelf life:
- Cool and Dry: Store dried fruit in a cool, dry place to prevent moisture absorption and avoid spoilage.
- Airtight Containers: Transfer dried fruit into airtight containers or resealable bags to keep out air and humidity.
- Avoid Direct Sunlight: Shield dried fruit from direct sunlight to preserve its colour and prevent nutrient degradation.
- Check for Spoilage: Periodically inspect the dried fruit for signs of mould, unusual odours, or texture changes, which may indicate spoilage.
Is Dried Fruit Good For You?
Nature's Powerhouse: Vitamins and Minerals in Air Dried Fruit
Dried mango, dried red apple, dried banana, dried pear, and dried pineapple each offer an impressive nutritional profile, brimming with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These concentrated nutrients contribute to overall health and well-being. Let's explore the key vitamins and minerals commonly found in these specific dried fruits:
Vitamin C: Dried mango provides a significant dose of Vitamin C, supporting immune function and aiding in collagen production.
Potassium: Dried banana is a rich source of potassium, a mineral crucial for maintaining proper heart function and regulating blood pressure. It also contains Vitamin K which works to metabolise carbohydrates and fats, turning them into energy.
Iron: Dried red apple contains iron, an essential component of red blood cells that helps transport oxygen throughout the body.
Antioxidants: Dried pineapple is rich in antioxidants, which help fight off harmful free radicals and protect the body against oxidative stress.
A Nutritional Powerhouse for Well-Being
Let's explore some of the specific advantages of our air dried fruit range that make it a fantastic addition to your daily snacking routine:
- Improved Digestion: Dried fruit is a good source of dietary fibre, aiding in maintaining a healthy digestive system.
- Increased Energy: The natural sugars present in dried fruit provide a quick and sustainable energy boost, making it an excellent choice for pre- or post-workout fuel.
- Immune Support: Our air dried mango is a great source of Vitamin C which plays a crucial role in supporting immune function, helping to ward off illnesses and keep your immune system strong.
With these impressive health benefits, it's clear that incorporating dried fruit into your snacking routine can be a game-changer for your overall well-being.
A Snacking Option for Every Occasion
One of the fantastic aspects of dried fruit is its versatility. It can be enjoyed in various ways, making it suitable for any occasion:
- On-the-Go Snack: Dried fruit is the perfect grab-and-go snack. Its portability and long shelf life make it ideal for busy individuals who need a quick and nutritious snack option. Plus, there is no need to refrigerate it.
- Recipe Ingredient: Air dried fruit adds a delightful burst of sweetness and texture to a wide range of recipes. From baked goods to salads and even savoury dishes, dried fruit can elevate your culinary creations.
- Meal Topper: Sprinkle our air dried fruit over yogurt, cereal, or porridge to enhance your morning brekky.
Introducing Our New Range of Fruit Jerky
At The Jerky Co, we take pride in using high-quality ingredients to create our new range of Fruit Jerky. Aussie grown fruit is carefully selected and air-dried to retain their natural flavours, textures and nutritional value. With a variety of flavours to choose from, there's something to satisfy every taste preference and give you that sweet treat you've been craving.
Dried fruit, especially healthy dried fruit like The Jerky Co's Fruit Jerky, is a fantastic choice for health-conscious individuals seeking a nutritious snacking alternative. Unlike other dried fruit brands which tend to pack their product with sugar and artificial preservatives, ours is 100% natural, and single ingredient, made only from Australian fruit. It makes for the perfect addition for kid's lunchboxes, as a recipe topper, or as a healthy snack for any time of day.
Shop The Full Range Online Now!
If you're looking for a top-notch dried fruit snacking experience, look no further than our new range of Fruit Jerky. Unsure which one to choose? Why not go for our Air Dried Fruit Salad, so you can sample each flavour within the one bag?
So, whether you're a fitness enthusiast, a health-conscious individual, or simply seeking nutritious snacking alternatives, our air dried Fruit Jerky is a fantastic choice. Embrace the goodness of concentrated nutrients, enjoy the health benefits it offers, and experience the convenience and versatility of this delicious snack. Available in 250g, 500g and 1kg bags, you can shop the full range online now at Jerky Co.
Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. If you have specific dietary concerns or health conditions, please consult a healthcare professional for guidance. Our air dried Fruit Jerky is designed to be consumed as per the recommended serving size and as part of a balanced diet.