View Full Version : dried fruit....where do you stand on it??
01-26-2009, 06:40 PM
Curious to hear what long-term high Rawbies are experiencing with dried fruit in there diets
what does your body say??
what does your heart say??
01-26-2009, 07:00 PM
My body gets a blood sugar high/low if I eat too, too much. One cup of dried fruit in one sitting is my limit, but I rarely even eat that much. I enjoy it in moderation and it feels good. I eat it almost every day. Raisins and goji berries are my favorites.
Dried fruit with sulfites gives me a headache, so I always buy organic dried fruit. If you see bright read dried tomatoes or bright read dried apricots, that is a sign that sulfites have been added. Natural dried fruit should be brown.
What does my heart say? Hmmmm. I'll have to get back to you on that one.
01-26-2009, 10:07 PM
I do not eat much dried fruit or any fruit for that matter. I sometimes buy freeze dried apples or strawberries. And I do love Goji berries but as a diabetic, they are not good for me. Raise my blood sugar too much. I can only eat a couple at a time. I occasionally make dried cranberries to put in a nut mix. And I do eat some pumpkin seed bars that contain dates. Also a very occasional (maybe once every 2 years) dessert that contains dried fruit. I do use dried tomatoes on occasion, but again am far more likely to use fresh.
I think dried things are a good thing to keep around if you live in an area where you might be snowed in and can't get out for fresh food for like a week at a time. Or for other emergency purposes.
When I was younger, I lived off of trail mix that I made myself with nuts, seeds, coconut and a bit of dried fruit. Now I mainly just eat the nuts and seeds.
01-26-2009, 10:23 PM
i eat some, not huge amounts.
01-26-2009, 11:54 PM
I eat dried figs or dates once or twice a week.
01-27-2009, 01:15 AM
Long term....? Is 8 months long term? When I first went raw I'd eat any dried fruit as long as it was without any additives. Not so much now. The dried fruit I still enjoy once in a while are figs from Greece, apricots from Turkey, both sundried without preservatives. I also eat dates and sometimes use raisins in recipes.
01-27-2009, 02:08 AM
Dried Fruit is not in My daily diet but I do eat it at times but I don't just have to have it. Raisins are about My top.
01-27-2009, 10:17 AM
thanks for the replies. just checking in.
i have been eating apricots and dates pretty much daily and feel kind of dependent on them now that winter is here and my freezer has been emptied out of Nwest berries
besides the sugar hit my only concern is not being able to really see the quality of some of the darker fruit before it was dried
01-27-2009, 10:55 AM
Are all dried fruits raw?
Sarah -- All dried fruits are not raw.
As for the original question, I don't find myself desiring dried fruit. I do enjoy a date sometimes, but those are dried by the sun on the tree, so it's not quite the same. I also use sun-dried raisins in salads and sun-dried tomatoes in some recipes.
But eating dried fruit for a snack or to cover sugar cravings doesn't appeal to me even a little bit. Not anymore anyways. It used to.
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