Dried Fruit: It Tastes Good and It’s Good for You

If you’re looking for a healthy snack, don’t look any further than dried fruit. Not only does it taste great, but it’s actually good for your health. And you don’t just have to enjoy it as is, you can add your favorite dried fruits to your favorite sweet or savory dishes.

Let’s break down why some of the best tasting dried fruits are good for you:

Cherries – If you’re having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, a bowl of dried cherries might be able to help. They not only aid with sleep, but they also calm nerves and help with headaches. Some of the best cherries you can have are Montmorency cherries. We pick these tart and sweet cherries at the peak of their ripeness and prepare them in small batches to maintain their flavor and all of their health benefits.

Blueberries – If you’re looking to strengthen your immune system, a handful of dried blueberries could do the trick. They’re full of Vitamin C which helps to support our immune systems and keep us healthy. Full of antioxidants, blueberries keep our bodies strong and our hearts healthy. They can also help to improve memory. Because of all of the added health benefits, people are finding plenty of creative ways to incorporate blueberries into their diets.

Apples – If you’re training for a marathon or looking to get in tip-top shape, dried apples will help. They’re heart-healthy and body healthy. Dried apples are an ideal go-to snack because they’re tasty and they have zero fat content. They are great for improving your gut health and for keeping you fuller for longer. Plus, apples are a great addition to any recipe.

Peaches – If you’ve been feeling stressed lately, you might want to try some dried peaches. They’re full of Vitamins A & C and can help to lower your stress level. Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, they can help to improve heart health, protect your skin, and aid with digestion. And they come in a variety of delicious flavors. Take our Harvest Pride® Peaches and Golden Blush® Peaches for example.

At Meduri Farms, we grow our own blueberries and Montmorency cherries on 500 acres in the Willamette Valley near Oregon’s state capitol. Our farm and our drying plant are both 2nd-generation family operated. And what we don’t grow on our own farm, we source from top growers in the Pacific Northwest and from around the world. All our fruits are dried using our family’s special Meduri Method. That’s how we ensure that every piece of fruit has that long-lasting flavor you love and all of the health benefits you deserve. 

Because dried fruit shouldn’t just taste good, it should also be good for you.