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Various dried fruits

The Health Benefits of

Dried Fruit

Traditional dried fruits — apricots, dates, figs, prunes and raisins — are a treasure trove of nutrients and natural goodness.

Heart-healthy

Dried fruits are naturally low in sodium and have no saturated fat. Additionally, dried fruits contribute to your daily intake of potassium, which helps maintain healthy blood pressure.

Good for teeth and gums

Phytonutrients found in dried fruits help suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease.

Golden Raisins, Dried Cranberries and Sun-Dried Raisins divided into small cups

Easy on the tummy  

Not only do dried fruits help your digestive system by providing soluble and insoluble fiber, but they also contain fructans that are considered ‘prebiotics,’ which are believed to improve the condition of your colon.

Totally low calorie

Naturally fat- and cholesterol-free, a 1 oz. serving of dried fruit contains less than 100 calories.

Child sitting in a field eating Sun-Maid raisins

Simply sweet

Unlike the unhealthy, empty calories found in added sugars, the naturally occurring sugars in dried fruits are part of a healthy, balanced diet and are proven to have no adverse health effects.

Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

Research suggests that eating certain whole fruits, including raisins and other dried fruits, is associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes.

Two children sitting outdoors eating Sun-Maid raisins

Easy on the go

Dried fruits are a great snack choice for those who are health-conscious and on-the-go, thanks to their portable size, refrigeration-free nature and deliciously sweet flavor.

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