Dry Fruits

Dry Fruits

GOLDEN RAISINS

6874627_origGolden Raisins are being sold as `hip’ and happening and – I’d like to think – with tongue firmly planted in cheek, as the fashionable blonde `supermodel of the dried fruit family.’Raisin’ the Profile of Dried Fruit Marketing and advertising types have been working hard to find new ways to make dried grapes or ‘dried vine fruit’ – the (incredibly) somehow less appealing quasi-official term for the category – sexy since the inspired breakthrough that was the Californian Raisins.

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FIG

figsThe common fig is a species of flowering plant in the genus Ficus, from the family Moraceae, known as the common fig (fig). It is the source of the fruit also called the fig, and as such is an important crop in those areas where it is grown commercially. Native to the Middle East and western Asia, it has been sought out and cultivated since ancient times, and is now widely grown throughout the temperate world, both for its fruit and as an ornamental plant.

CASHEW

cashew-nutsThe cashew nut is served as a snack or used in recipes, like other nuts, although it is actually a seed. The cashew apple is a fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liqueur.The shell of the cashew nut yields derivatives that can be used in many applications from lubricants to paints

ALMOND

almondsThe almond (Prunus dulcis, syn. Prunus amygdalus, Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis) is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. “Almond” is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. Within the genus Prunus, it is classified with the peach in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated shell (endocarp) surrounding the seed.

PISTACHIOS

PistaPistachios are one of the oldest nuts that were commonly used in the world. They are native to Asia, particularly in Iran and Iraq. Archaeological evidence dates the association of pistachios and man as early as 6,000 BC. Pistachios were cultivated in Iran, Iraq, and Syria and were introduced to the Romans only in 100 AD.

DATES

DatesDates are one of the very best sweet and versatile foods that can regulate the digestive process. It can significantly boost energy levels in people within half an hour of consuming it. The American Cancer Society recommends an intake of 20-35 grams of dietary fiber per day, which can be supplied through dates. It is also said that taking one date per a day will help you to maintain your eye health all your life. They are commonly known to be quite effective in guarding against the problem of night blindness.

APRICOTS 

ApApricots : Apricots, scientifically known as Prunus armeniaca, is closely related to plums. It is difficult to understand the exact order of cultivation around the world, since it was both found wild and grown in prehistoric times. The scientific name is derived from Armenia, which is where most scientists believe apricots originated. However, they were also present in ancient Greece and Rome, and many other experts claim that original cultivation happened in India more than 3,000 years ago. The disputed origins are not important, but the impact of apricots on human health certainly is!

WALNUTS

walnuts Walnuts are edible seeds from the trees of the Juglans genus. They are round, single-seeded fruits of the walnut tree. The fruit and the seed of the walnut are enclosed in a thick, inedible husk. The shell of the fruit that encloses the kernel is hard and two-halved. The seed of the walnut fruits contain significant amounts of nutrients such as proteins, EFAs (essential fatty acids), carbohydrates, vitamins, and essential minerals.