- 1 cup of grapes contains approximately 62 calories; 1 cup of raisins, 493 calories.
- 1 cup of blueberries contains 84 calories; 1 cup of dried blueberries, 480 calories.
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks contains 82 calories; a 12-ounce package of dried pineapple, about 1,100 calories!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Are Dried Fruits Just As Nutritious As Regular?
Dried fruits have pros and cons associated with them. Dried fruits such as raisins are a highly nutritious and portable sweet snack. Filled with antioxidants, fiber, iron, potassium and selenium, raisins are a healthful alternative to sugary, empty calorie snacks. The downside of dried fruits is that they are dehydrated, so they have lost the bulk of water; hence, they are highly concentrated sources of calories and sugar. Considering that most of us are battling the bulge, eating the fresh fruit versus the dried is always a calorie-wise choice. Let’s make a few comparisons to drive home this point:
Posted by Dr. Janet Bond Brill at 5:39 PM