6 doctors weighed in:
Are there any health benefits to dried fruit?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Dried fruits
In general fresh fruits retain more nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and flavanoids.
Drying removes water from fruits so dried fruits are more concentrated with sugar and calories. Extra sweeteners like refined sugar or high-fructose corn syrup may be added to the dried fruits. So you need to practice portion control to avoid consumption of eccess calories. But they tend to be high in fiber!

In brief: Dried fruits
In general fresh fruits retain more nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and flavanoids.
Drying removes water from fruits so dried fruits are more concentrated with sugar and calories. Extra sweeteners like refined sugar or high-fructose corn syrup may be added to the dried fruits. So you need to practice portion control to avoid consumption of eccess calories. But they tend to be high in fiber!
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Constipation
They can help constipation.

In brief: Constipation
They can help constipation.
Dr. John Weeks
Dr. John Weeks
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It can have antioxidants and vitamins.
It might not be as good as fresh fruits but it's better than snacking on candies and stuffs.

In brief: Yes
It can have antioxidants and vitamins.
It might not be as good as fresh fruits but it's better than snacking on candies and stuffs.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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