Dried Fruit Day celebrates this delicious way to preserve fruit and enjoy anytime, anywhere.
What is Dried Fruit?
Dried Fruit is fruit where most of the water content has been removed. This is accomplished naturally with the sun, or with a dehydrator or other drying method. Drying fruit dates back to Mesopotamia where the process prolonged the life of fruits allowing them to be preserved longer.
Today, dried fruits are a common snack with the most popular being raisins. Other fruits that are becoming more common dried fruits are dates, figs, prunes, apricots, apples, pears, peaches, cherries, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, cranberries, and blueberries. But be aware that some of these may contain added sweeteners to subdue the sourness of the fruit.
Ways to Celebrate Dried Fruit Day
Stop by your local fresh foods market and pick up your favorite dried fruit.
Try drying out your own fruit. You can do this in your oven, microwave, freezer or dehydrator. Look up some fun methods and try it yourself!
Get every type of dried fruit you can find and share it with your family, friends or co-workers. Vote on favorites to see which is the most and least popular.
Create a new recipe using dried fruits
Add dried fruits to your salad
Do an online poll of the best dried fruits
Create an online dried fruits contest to see who can come up with the most unusual dried fruit recipe
How Dried Fruit Day Unites People
Dried Fruit, like other food holidays, brings people together in a fun and shared celebration of the taste buds!