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Does dried fruit have the same amount of nutrients as fresh fruit?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: A bit less . . .

In general, heat used to dehydrate fruit causes loss of heat-sensitive nutrients such as Vitamin C.
Aside from that 1/4 cup dried fruit is, for the most part, comparable to 1 cup fresh fruit, aside from H2O content. Check out http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/science/01qna.html & http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/dried-fruit-nutritious-fresh-fruit-7614.html.

In brief: A bit less . . .

In general, heat used to dehydrate fruit causes loss of heat-sensitive nutrients such as Vitamin C.
Aside from that 1/4 cup dried fruit is, for the most part, comparable to 1 cup fresh fruit, aside from H2O content. Check out http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/science/01qna.html & http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/dried-fruit-nutritious-fresh-fruit-7614.html.
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