Nutritional dry fruits
Dry fruits are occasionally taken in diet to ensure intake of certain vitamins and minerals. If taken in moderation dry fruits provide very high nutritional value. The process used to prepare dry fruits should be proper to retain its nutritional values. Dry fruits may not contain certain components such as flavonoids which are destroyed due to high heat and light but many types of minerals and vitamins are restored in it and it also contains high amount of fibre.
There are many reasons to eat dry fruits. Dry fruits are delicious and are added to many different types of sweets and food preparation. Dry fruits can be stored for long and it retains the nutritional values and it is a source of dietary fiber.
Plums, raisins, dried figs, almonds and dates are very high in fibers. Dried fruits contain potassium which is the mineral required by the body to keep the nervous system working. It contains iron needed for enhancing the delivery of oxygen in the body. Dry fruits also contain B-Complex, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and magnesium.
Raisin is the dry fruits which is used to prevent constipation, if taken after soaking in a glass of water and taken early in the morning. Raisins are high in iron and it should be taken by anemic people. It also helps to gain weight and nourish ageing tissues.
Cashews are rich in proteins and fiber. It contains mono-saturated fat which is helpful in preventing heart problems and it is a good source of Vitamin B, potassium and Folate. It also contains selenium, phosphorous, magnesium and copper.
Almonds help in re-nourishment of body and mind. It contains unsaturated fats which are assumed to have medicinal properties which help in improving the functioning of body organs. Almond paste can be applied regularly on face to make it look nourished and soft and almond oil can be used in case of headache to reduce pain. It is also effective on skin rashes and eczema.
Walnuts are nuts which contain high amount of omega -3 fatty acids which helps to reduce triglycerides.
Dates can be taken after soaking in water to prevent constipation as it contains laxative properties which help to reduce bowel problems. It also contains small amount of nicotine and it is taken to reduce the effects of alcohol intoxication.
Pistachios is the pista which is used on ice creams and it should be taken by people suffering from diabetes as it helps to reduce blood sugar and also protect cardiovascular functions. It can be taken regularly to improve the eyesight and for digestion as it contains high amount of fiber and proteins.
There many dry fruit packages offered at Anything Indian which can be ordered online to give to friends and relatives on festivals and ceremonies .Some of the products offered are listed below -
Assorted Hamper – Assorted Dryfruits, Kaju Katli, 2 Diyas, Laxmi-Ganesha Coin and Card
Crunchy Bite – Almonds, Raisin, 2 Crackle, 2 Diyas, Laxmi-Ganesha Coin and Card
Decorated Dryfruits – Assorted Dryfruits, Sohan Papdi, 2 Diyas, Laxmi-Ganesha Coin and Card