Dried fruit is an excellent alternative to sweets, cakes or other sweet treats. Of course dried fruit has fructose, but the good thing is that it’s in a ‘package’. It’s firmly wedged between vitamins, minerals and fibres, which means the sugars are absorbed into your bloodstream more slowly. That’s perfect for children, because they are already full of energy all on their own.
Recognize Sulfurized or Unsulphured
In supermarkets you can choose between sulphured and unsulphured apricots. The difference is very easy to spot. Sulphured apricots are bright orange and unsulphured apricots are slightly less attractive, kind of brown. But when you know why that is, you won’t care what they look like.
Sulphured means that they’ve been treated with sulfate, a preservative. That’s how the apricots stay so bright. It’s the same product used to keep meat red (great fact to share at a party). But we don’t think it’s necessary at all. And, unsulphured apricots are richer and sweeter in taste.
“Sulphured means that they’ve been treated with sulfate, a preservative.”
That’s enough reason for us to put them in a box. And those jungle animals on the box? We all know apricots don’t grow in the jungle. But we just thought they looked really cool!