Did you know that your Great Aunt Mary's yearly fruit cake she always shows up with dates back to the Egyptians and Romans?
Yep, dried fruit isn't something new.
According to davesgarden.com, "Drying is the oldest form of food preservation, going back to some 3000 years B.C." Ripe figs in the Middle East would fall to the ground and would naturally dry in the hot and dry climate.
Spanish explorers coming to the Americas had dried fruit on hand for nutrition and the very best anecdote?
In World War II an English spy couple removed the stones from prunes and inserted miniature maps instead!
You gotta love the internet for "factoids" and we at Freshlife know you are going to love our unparralled selection of dried fruit. (see complete list of dried fruit below)
So what's with this word "unsulfured"? Does that mean that dried fruit is sprayed with sulphur?
Have you ever bit into and apple and then it started to turn brown?
Who want's to eat something brown and icky?
The process of sulphuring (using sulpher dioxide) is done to prevent browning.
Is sulphur dioxide toxic?
According to joepastry.com, "the miniscule amounts that are used in processing fruit" is NOT toxic.
In a nutshell - the sulphuring of dried fruit is done so it retains it's original color - basically to make it look more appealing. There are folks out there that are sensitive and/or allergic to sulphites and even evidence that sulphured foods are problematic for asthmatics.
You know your body and what it likes and what it doesn't like. If you have a question or concern, we at Freshlife are always available. Come talk to us, and enjoy our bulk dried fruits as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, in the car on a road trip, or in your favorite recipe.
Freshlife Bulk Dried Fruits Listing
APRICOTS, UNSULPHURED ORGANIC
BANANA CHIPS, SWEETENED
BANANA CHIPS, UNSWEETENED
COCONUT, CHIPS ORGANIC
COCONUT, SHREDDED ORGANIC
CRANBERRIES, ORGANIC SWEETENED
FIGS, BLACK MISSION ORGANIC
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