Traditional dried fruit
Traditional or conventional dried fruits are types of dried fruits that are either sun-dried such as raisins and dried figs or dehydrated in wind tunnels and other dryers such as dried plums (prunes), apricots and peaches. It also includes dates, which are considered to be dried fruit because they have naturally low moisture contents.Traditional dried fruit do not include dried fruits infused with a sweetener (e.g. sucrose solution) such as cranberries and dried blueberries, candied dried fruit or dehydrated fruits with very low moisture content such as banana chips.
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