Dried kiwi fruit is a great fruit option as a quick snack, is a great source of Vitamin C, K, and E, and is also a good source of potassium and folate, making it a great snack option for pregnant women. Feeling gassy and blocked? This fruit is a great source of fiber which can help restore natural movement in no time.
Dried kiwi fruit is a great option if you want a more flexible way of consuming this vitamin-rich fruit. Read on to know more about the benefits of dried kiwi and why you should start adding this fruit to your trail mix today.
Great for the hiking trail or the office
Dried kiwi is a great source of Vitamin C. Because it is dried it is easy to add into a fruit and nut trail mix that you can take on the go. Whether you are going on a hike or just going to work, dried kiwi fruit as part of your hiking or office snacking mix can serve as a great vitamin boost.
Dried kiwi lasts longer than fresh fruit because drying helps bring the fruit’s natural sugars out on the surface forming a protective layer against oxidation. Your dried kiwi can last up to a year when stored properly.
Helps avoid food waste
It’s not unusual to find yourself stuck with overripe fruits, especially if you forget to check your fridge from time to time. If you are stuck with overripe kiwi fruits that you don’t know what to do with, drying them out will help you save these fruits for later and avoid food waste, which is a good thing if you are conscious about your carbon footprint. The good thing is that drying out kiwi slices is so easy and it’s a fun activity you can do at home with the kids. Simply slice your kiwis into 1/4 thick inch thick slices, place on a cooling rack, and slide into the oven. You can dry them at 160 degrees for 4 hours, after which they emerge sugary and ready to be cooled into bite-sized snacks. Place into transparent jars when done. You can also package them into small paper bags to give out to friends.
Dried kiwifruit is a great addition to any fruit and nut mix and is chock full of vitamins and nutrients that can give your snack time a nutritious boost. Try it out today.