dried fruit?

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  1. spiderguardman

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    i have some problems with controlling my candy eating, is dried fruit a good option or does it only contain sugar aswell?
     
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    Dried fruit is so much better for you than candy it's not even comparable.
     
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    It's all about the dried Philippine mango. mmmmm better than any candy. But it's soo good i tend to overdo it.
     
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    Its better, but it is still a form of concentrated sugar. Moderation is the word.
     
  5. PD2K

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    Exactly. Plus you tend to eat more dried fruit than regular fruit, so the sugar adds up. Still better than candy.
     
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    what's the word on dessicated vegetables?
     
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    ok thanks for the input,
     
  8. Madmick

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    The store bought stuff also usually adds crap, but comparing candy to fruit isn't even viable, Urban's dead-on. If you can muster $30-40 for a food dehydrator, they're awesome, and save you tons of money in the long run- if you make this a permanent substitution.
     
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    Does the dehydrating process nullify the nutrients in the fruit?
     
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    No one know?
     
  11. PariahCarey

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    I love dried fruit although i usually notice sometimes it has added color and sulfer dioxide added which don't sound too good...

    I don't know about micronutirents.

    Hey MM, how come you don't hang in the S&P anymore?I thought you were an excellent contributing member despite our personality conflicts...
     
  12. Madmick

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    Just don't get on the web much.

    I used to post about 4 hours a day because I had shit else to do on my 10-hour shifts at my night job, except read. Plus since I broke my wrist, I haven't been able to do anything. Talking about working out gets me depressed.

    Oh, Farmboy, as far as I know, the dehydrators don't reach temperatures that would kill an micronutrients. They just remove the water.
     
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    Thanks. MM. You've always been a help around here. Too bad you actually have a life. lol
     
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    Dried mango is instantly addictive.
     
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    I have sundried strawberries.. they're great!
     

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