• clarke's dried furit
  • clarke's dried furit
  • clarke's dried furit
  • clarke's dried furit
  • clarke's dried furit

Other Dried Fruits

In general dried fruit is fruit from which the majority of the original water content has been removed either naturally, through a variety of processes like sun drying, or specialized dryers or dehydrators. Dried fruit has a long tradition of use dating back to the fourth millennium BC in Mesopotamia, very close to where Clarke's Dried Fruit sources its products, and is prized because of its sweet taste, nutritive value, and long shelf life.

Clarke's Dried Fruit

Today, dried fruit consumption is widespread. Nearly half of the dried fruits sold are raisins, sultanas, dates, prunes, figs, apricots, peaches, apples and pears. We refer to these are referred to as "conventional" or "traditional" dried fruits: fruits that have been dried in the sun or in heated wind tunnel dryers.

Clarke's Dried Fruits retain most of the nutritional value of fresh fruits. The specific nutrient content of the different dried fruits reflects their fresh counterpart and the processing method. In general, all dried fruits provide essential nutrients and an array of health protective bioactive ingredients, making them valuable tools to both increase diet quality and help reduce the risk of chronic disease.