Dried fruits and organic nuts are easy to find. You can find some in possibly every supermarket you go to! But, finding a great selection of organic nuts is a task! Here at PlantX, we pride ourselves on having a great selection of dried fruits and organic nuts, from raw to roasted.
Dried fruits are a nice, usually sweet snack - and that’s all-natural sweetness, too! Dates, apricots, and prunes are some of the most common dried fruits out there, and with good reason - they are some of the healthiest dried fruits you can find.
Here at PlantX you can indulge in some of the finest dried fruits and nuts. We love dry fruits and nuts because they give so much nutrition and energy in just one bite! Definitely read on to learn more about some of the healthiest dried fruit and nuts!
Healthy Dry Fruits and Nuts
Noteworthy Dried Fruits
If you want to help out your gut, then a serving of dates might just help you. Dates are dried fruit that can help satiate the nummies and fill you up with digestive fibres. Dates are also rich in iron. So, if you need to bump up the iron intake, you can add these to your snack cabinet.
Nutrient-dense and delicious, apricots are full of antioxidants. This dried fruit is a source of nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin E, and magnesium - like candy for your eyes and skin! We’re big fans of dried apricots for their chewiness and sweetness.
Absolutely Nuts for These Organic Nuts
… aren’t actually nuts, they’re fruits! But for the sake of this list let’s categorise them under what they are commonly classified as - nuts. Filled to the brim with protein, fats, minerals, and vitamins, it’s not hard to see why they rank so high on the healthy food list. They’re also delicious and irresistibly crunchy, which is good as they may help you in reducing weight and lowering cholesterol.
…are not actually nuts, they’re seeds! But for the sake of this list (again) let’s categorise them under what they are commonly classified as - nuts. Popular and loved by adults and children alike, almonds contain Vitamin E, protein, monounsaturated fats, omega-6 fats, and fibre. They also chock full of antioxidants.
Healthy Seeds that Feed
Flaxseed is a fantastic source of fibre. Enjoyed on their own or made into an oil, flaxseed contains Omega-3 fats, Omega-6 fats, and protein. They may also help you with lowering blood pressure and keeping your cholesterol levels in check. Also, did you know flaxseed can be used to make egg substitutes? Just mix a 1:3 tablespoon ratio of ground flaxseed and water and you’ll have yourself a great vegan egg replacer!
If you want to add to your plant-based protein diet, hemp seeds can help you. They are said to be complete protein sources, meaning that they can provide you with protein that your body can’t make by itself. These seeds are great sources of healthy fats like Omega-3 fats and Omega-6 fats, too. Hemp seeds are often used to bring texture to foods. If you’d like, you can also snack on them!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I give my kids dry fruits and nuts?
You can, dry fruits and nuts can be great kids snacks! But you need to watch out for how they eat the dried fruits and nuts, making sure that your kids can chew them properly. Most will say that it’s ok to give dry fruits and nuts to kids past the age of five. But no matter what age, dry fruits and nuts may cause choking. Again, be careful and chew thoroughly. Oh, and be careful of any potential fruit pits!
What are some healthy nuts?
When talking about healthy organic nuts, these are usually high up on the list: almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, cashews, and macadamia nuts.
If you want to take that up a notch, get organic nuts. Those kinds are free from any unnecessary ingredients and artificial stuff and we think those are the best, tasting as great as mother nature intended them to be! Mix dry fruits and nuts to get the best nutrition of both worlds!
Is dried fruit chewy?
Yep, dried fruits are! As long as we’re talking about the dehydrated kind of dried fruits, you can expect them to be wonderfully chewy.
You can also get freeze-dried fruits. They are on a totally different level, texture-wise. That’s because freeze-dried fruits tend to be crunchy! So, not all dried fruits are immediately chewy.
What are the benefits of having dried fruit and nuts?
If you find that you don’t eat fruits as often and that your fresh fruits always go bad, then maybe a pack or two of dried fruits would be perfect for you. Dried fruits last longer (like way longer) than their fresh counterparts. You can also replace unhealthy snacks like chips with a pack of delicious dried fruits instead.
Plus, always having a bag of dried fruit in your backpack means you never go hungry. If you’re travelling, consider bringing some along.
How can I use dried fruit and nuts?
Aside from just enjoying them as they are, you can add dry fruit and nuts to your oatmeal or yoghurt to give them some texture. You can also grind them up so that they can blend nicely with your smoothies.
Ground-up nuts (to the point that they become like a powder) can make nut butter spread taste a little bit nuttier. You can also take that powder and add a dusting on top of your latte.