Dried fruit is fruit from which the majority of the original water content has been removed either naturally or through sun drying. Dried fruit has a long tradition of use dating back to the fourth millennium BC in Mesopotamia, and is prized because of its sweet taste, nutritive value and long shelf life.
Health benefits: Dry fruits are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids which make them ideal for weight loss and help burn belly fat. Research has also shown that daily consumption of dry fruits cuts the death risk by 20%. They are also known to control hypertension.