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Dry Fruits

 

Cashews

 

Dry fruits are considered rich source of nutrients and regarded as delicacies. Several fruits that come under dry fruits category are: Cashews, Walnuts, Almonds, Raisins, Pistachio, Date, Peanuts, Macadamia nuts, Hazelnut etc. These fruits are packaged in aesthetic designs either as assorted or as a mix in different proportions and sold as gift pack in the market at good prices. The dry fruits are packed in accordance to their weight, size and quality. Packaging style changes with taste and class of consumers. Several packaging styles include silver serving trays with bowls, baskets and hard board packets.

Dry fruits are hygienically processed and enriched with high nutritional elements to make them delicious and ready to be consumed raw or used in various foods items to make them delicious. Other food items which are made up of different type of dry fruits are mango pulp, fruit cocktail, canned fruits/juices etc. Cashew nuts and peanuts are also sold as roasted nuts in various flavors like garlic, salt, pepper, chocolate, chilli, sugar and honey. These nuts are hygienically packed in vacuumizeded nitrogen flushed foil packs to increase shelf life. Raisins are natural sweetners and used in various food items to enhance the taste. These are processed and dehydrated from seedless grapes and the light colour of the raisins is preserved with sulphur treatment. Raisins are consumed either raw or mixed in various other preparations, e.G. Cakes, rolls, pies, or in combination with dried fruits

Dry fruits have special importance during long journeys because of high nutritive value. Variety of peanut items include groundnut Kernels, blenched peanuts and redskin Blanched Peanuts are packed peanuts which can be readily used for consumption and Redskin Groundnut Kernels have red colored skin over it.

Scorched Splits Cashew nut is Kernels split naturally lengthwise.

 

 

 

Raisins

 

Raisins are made by drying grapes. They are rich in sugar content and considered an excellent food in all cases of debility and wasting diseases. Raisins are considered priority food during the recovery period after successful treatment of a disease.

1. Raisins are used for treatment of constipation. They are soaked in a glassful of drinking water for a day or two and eaten     early in the morning after removal of the stones.

2. Raisins are good source of iron and thus, very useful for anemic people.

3. Black raisins are believed to be useful for restoring sexual vigor.

 

 

 

 

Almond

 

Almond is considered very useful in both mental and physical development of human body. Unsaturated fats present in the chemical constitution of almonds gift them few good medicinal properties.

Good quantities of Iron, copper, phosphorus and vitamin B1 in the Almonds help in the creation of new blood cells, hemoglobin and help in proper functioning of vital organs of the body.

1. Almonds paste with milk cream and fresh paste of rose bud applied regularly over the face makes the skin soft and fair.

2. Small amount of almond oil applied over forehead relieves headache and its use on the scalp helps to cure several     hair problems.

3. Almonds are also used in constipation problems, loss of sexual vigor and cure of skin diseases, especially eczema. Few     leaves of the wild almond are powdered with water and the cream and applied to the parts affected by eczema.

 

Walnuts

 

Walnuts are the only nuts that have omega-3 fatty acids in high amounts.Omega -3 fatty acids are helpful in lowering triglycerides. Triglycerides should not be more than a certain level in the blood from heart's health point of view.

 

 

Dates

 

A date palm can grow to a height of 25 to 30 meters and possesses a crown of green leaves. Fruits are formed in clusters, that develop beneath the leaves. The unripe fruits are found to be bright yellow or bright red in color. There are many different cultivars of dates that are classified as soft, semi dry and dry. While, 'medjool' is one of the popular variety of soft dates, 'dayri' and 'zahidi', are classified as semi dry and 'thoory' is a major dry type of dates fruits. The date fruits that are in the early stages of ripening are known in Arabic as 'kimri', whereas, those in the next stage are termed 'khalal', the ripe dates are called 'rutab' and when allowed to sun dry in the palm itself, the dates are called 'tamr'. Kimri is the unripe one, khalal is the soft and crunchy dates, rutab is fully ripe and soft and tamr is the sun dried ones.

 

 

Pistachio Nuts

 

Pistachio is an elongated culinary nut with a thick, hard and whitish colored outer covering. As it ripens, the external shell splits open partly, exposing the green kernels having mauvish skin color. This distinctive flavored, crunchy textured, green nut is a favorite snacking food for many people worldwide. It is eaten whole, either raw or after roasting with salt, and also, used in various recipes. But, as with other tasty food items, people are curious to know pistachio nuts nutrition, calorie content and benefits.

 

 

Macadamia Nuts

 

Macadamia nuts for me are the most royal and delicious nuts ever, and when I discover one in a chocolate, I am always pleasantly surprised and delighted. As surprising as it may sound, these delicious little nuts have a host of health benefits to offer, unfortunately, not without some big calories, most of which come from fat. However, these fats are healthy monounsaturated fats that are good for the body. Here, we will talk about the number of calories in macadamia nuts, along with the health benefits these have to offer.

 

 

Boiled Peanuts

 

Calories in peanuts, in general, aren't as harmful as they might've been considered in the 1990s. An Oxford University scientist recently said that a handful of peanuts and peanut butter have the health benefits of a nutritious fruit. The protein and the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat in peanuts make for a strong stabilizing factor in order to prevent heart diseases. It may sound rather odd, but people who do eat peanuts regularly (in moderation - a hard thing to do probably) have been known to lose weight faster as the chemical make of peanuts is quite similar to that of green veggies. The monounsaturated fats in peanuts help prevent Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer.

 

 

Chilgoza Nuts

 

Chilgoza trees are available in north west Himalayas from Garthwal to westwards (Afghanistan Baluchistan) in the upper valleys of the rivers Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej from 5500 to 9000 feet of height. It is hardly and can withstand considerable cold and drought By nature. it is light demander and wind frm. The tree can grow on dry baren rocky hillsides and with shallow soil so helps in conservation of soil in the hills it would be otherwise bare rocks. It is rarely felled as the pine yields no commercial timber. The wood yellowish brown, hard durable and similar to pinus roxburghii .its Sanskrit name is Nikochak, Hindhi, Marathi & Gujrati names are -Chilgoza, Neoza other local names are Chiri, Gunober, Prita.

 

 

Apricots

 

Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer. Although dried and canned apricot0.s are available year-round, fresh apricots with a plentiful supply of vitamin C and are in season in North America from May through August. Any fresh fruit you see during the winter months have been imported from either South America or New Zealand.

 

 

Black Currants

 

Black currants are an excellent source of other antioxidants as well. These include phenolic compounds like tannins and anthocyanins and the flavonols, quercetin and myricetin. Such antioxidants help your body fight cellular damage by free radicals, raises risk for chronic health conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Consuming antioxidants is important because you cannot avoid free radicals. They are in your food and the air you breathe. They're also generated by sun on your skin and when your body turns food into energy. Taking megadoses of antioxidants in supplement form to fight these free radicals as opposed to consuming antioxidants via food sources like black currants does not appear to boost benefits, according to Harvard Medical School.

 

 

Fig Fruit

 

Fig fruit tree is native to temperate climate of Asia Minor or present day Turkey and today is grown as important fruit of commerce in the eastern Mediterranean region, USA, Spain. However, it is also cultivated as a fruit tree in home gardens. During each season it bears several hundred pear shaped fruits twice a year which vary in size and color depending on the variety.

 

 

Elderberries

 

An elderberry, also known as sambucus, is really a fruit-bearing, deciduous plant with a minimum of 30 recognized species, most frequently discovered growing within the upper Hemisphere. The elderberry shrub generally grows to around 10 feet (3 meters) high and exhibits yellow and white flowers during the early summer, accompanied by dark blue or black berries that normally ripen somewhere around September. The fruits are delicious when ripe and have been thought of having medicinal benefits.

 

 

Dried Pear Halves

 

Dried fruit is a convenient snack that is created from a natural, healthy food. Therefore, when it comes to health, nutrition and weight loss it is often a topic of debate. Dried fruit is different in many ways than its fresh version, but also retains some healthy characteristics. When deciding if you should enjoy dried fruit, there are a few things to consider regarding its nutrition health benefits.

 

 

Apple Ring

 

Apples are rich in pectin, a soluble fiber, which helps the body to eliminate cholesterol and also protects against environmental toxins. Research has shown that 2 apples a day can lower cholesterol by up to 10%. Apples also contain malic acid which helps to treat rich fatty foods.

 

 

Dried Longans

 

Dried longans are high in iron and is said to improve concentration and memory. Dried longan flesh is also an ingredient in herbal medicine used for stomach ache, insomnia and as an antidote for poison.

 

 

 

 

 



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Dry Fruits

 

Cashews

 

Dry fruits are considered rich source of nutrients and regarded as delicacies. Several fruits that come under dry fruits category are: Cashews, Walnuts, Almonds, Raisins, Pistachio, Date, Peanuts, Macadamia nuts, Hazelnut etc. These fruits are packaged in aesthetic designs either as assorted or as a mix in different proportions and sold as gift pack in the market at good prices. The dry fruits are packed in accordance to their weight, size and quality. Packaging style changes with taste and class of consumers. Several packaging styles include silver serving trays with bowls, baskets and hard board packets.

Dry fruits are hygienically processed and enriched with high nutritional elements to make them delicious and ready to be consumed raw or used in various foods items to make them delicious. Other food items which are made up of different type of dry fruits are mango pulp, fruit cocktail, canned fruits/juices etc. Cashew nuts and peanuts are also sold as roasted nuts in various flavors like garlic, salt, pepper, chocolate, chilli, sugar and honey. These nuts are hygienically packed in vacuumizeded nitrogen flushed foil packs to increase shelf life. Raisins are natural sweetners and used in various food items to enhance the taste. These are processed and dehydrated from seedless grapes and the light colour of the raisins is preserved with sulphur treatment. Raisins are consumed either raw or mixed in various other preparations, e.G. Cakes, rolls, pies, or in combination with dried fruits

Dry fruits have special importance during long journeys because of high nutritive value. Variety of peanut items include groundnut Kernels, blenched peanuts and redskin Blanched Peanuts are packed peanuts which can be readily used for consumption and Redskin Groundnut Kernels have red colored skin over it.

Scorched Splits Cashew nut is Kernels split naturally lengthwise.

 

 

 

Raisins

 

Raisins are made by drying grapes. They are rich in sugar content and considered an excellent food in all cases of debility and wasting diseases. Raisins are considered priority food during the recovery period after successful treatment of a disease.

1. Raisins are used for treatment of constipation. They are soaked in a glassful of drinking water for a day or two and eaten     early in the morning after removal of the stones.

2. Raisins are good source of iron and thus, very useful for anemic people.

3. Black raisins are believed to be useful for restoring sexual vigor.

 

 

 

 

Almond

 

Almond is considered very useful in both mental and physical development of human body. Unsaturated fats present in the chemical constitution of almonds gift them few good medicinal properties.

Good quantities of Iron, copper, phosphorus and vitamin B1 in the Almonds help in the creation of new blood cells, hemoglobin and help in proper functioning of vital organs of the body.

1. Almonds paste with milk cream and fresh paste of rose bud applied regularly over the face makes the skin soft and fair.

2. Small amount of almond oil applied over forehead relieves headache and its use on the scalp helps to cure several     hair problems.

3. Almonds are also used in constipation problems, loss of sexual vigor and cure of skin diseases, especially eczema. Few     leaves of the wild almond are powdered with water and the cream and applied to the parts affected by eczema.

 

Walnuts

 

Walnuts are the only nuts that have omega-3 fatty acids in high amounts.Omega -3 fatty acids are helpful in lowering triglycerides. Triglycerides should not be more than a certain level in the blood from heart's health point of view.

 

 

Dates

 

A date palm can grow to a height of 25 to 30 meters and possesses a crown of green leaves. Fruits are formed in clusters, that develop beneath the leaves. The unripe fruits are found to be bright yellow or bright red in color. There are many different cultivars of dates that are classified as soft, semi dry and dry. While, 'medjool' is one of the popular variety of soft dates, 'dayri' and 'zahidi', are classified as semi dry and 'thoory' is a major dry type of dates fruits. The date fruits that are in the early stages of ripening are known in Arabic as 'kimri', whereas, those in the next stage are termed 'khalal', the ripe dates are called 'rutab' and when allowed to sun dry in the palm itself, the dates are called 'tamr'. Kimri is the unripe one, khalal is the soft and crunchy dates, rutab is fully ripe and soft and tamr is the sun dried ones.

 

 

Pistachio Nuts

 

Pistachio is an elongated culinary nut with a thick, hard and whitish colored outer covering. As it ripens, the external shell splits open partly, exposing the green kernels having mauvish skin color. This distinctive flavored, crunchy textured, green nut is a favorite snacking food for many people worldwide. It is eaten whole, either raw or after roasting with salt, and also, used in various recipes. But, as with other tasty food items, people are curious to know pistachio nuts nutrition, calorie content and benefits.

 

 

Macadamia Nuts

 

Macadamia nuts for me are the most royal and delicious nuts ever, and when I discover one in a chocolate, I am always pleasantly surprised and delighted. As surprising as it may sound, these delicious little nuts have a host of health benefits to offer, unfortunately, not without some big calories, most of which come from fat. However, these fats are healthy monounsaturated fats that are good for the body. Here, we will talk about the number of calories in macadamia nuts, along with the health benefits these have to offer.

 

 

Boiled Peanuts

 

Calories in peanuts, in general, aren't as harmful as they might've been considered in the 1990s. An Oxford University scientist recently said that a handful of peanuts and peanut butter have the health benefits of a nutritious fruit. The protein and the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat in peanuts make for a strong stabilizing factor in order to prevent heart diseases. It may sound rather odd, but people who do eat peanuts regularly (in moderation - a hard thing to do probably) have been known to lose weight faster as the chemical make of peanuts is quite similar to that of green veggies. The monounsaturated fats in peanuts help prevent Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer.

 

 

Chilgoza Nuts

 

Chilgoza trees are available in north west Himalayas from Garthwal to westwards (Afghanistan Baluchistan) in the upper valleys of the rivers Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej from 5500 to 9000 feet of height. It is hardly and can withstand considerable cold and drought By nature. it is light demander and wind frm. The tree can grow on dry baren rocky hillsides and with shallow soil so helps in conservation of soil in the hills it would be otherwise bare rocks. It is rarely felled as the pine yields no commercial timber. The wood yellowish brown, hard durable and similar to pinus roxburghii .its Sanskrit name is Nikochak, Hindhi, Marathi & Gujrati names are -Chilgoza, Neoza other local names are Chiri, Gunober, Prita.

 

 

Apricots

 

Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer. Although dried and canned apricot0.s are available year-round, fresh apricots with a plentiful supply of vitamin C and are in season in North America from May through August. Any fresh fruit you see during the winter months have been imported from either South America or New Zealand.

 

 

Black Currants

 

Black currants are an excellent source of other antioxidants as well. These include phenolic compounds like tannins and anthocyanins and the flavonols, quercetin and myricetin. Such antioxidants help your body fight cellular damage by free radicals, raises risk for chronic health conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Consuming antioxidants is important because you cannot avoid free radicals. They are in your food and the air you breathe. They're also generated by sun on your skin and when your body turns food into energy. Taking megadoses of antioxidants in supplement form to fight these free radicals as opposed to consuming antioxidants via food sources like black currants does not appear to boost benefits, according to Harvard Medical School.

 

 

Fig Fruit

 

Fig fruit tree is native to temperate climate of Asia Minor or present day Turkey and today is grown as important fruit of commerce in the eastern Mediterranean region, USA, Spain. However, it is also cultivated as a fruit tree in home gardens. During each season it bears several hundred pear shaped fruits twice a year which vary in size and color depending on the variety.

 

 

Elderberries

 

An elderberry, also known as sambucus, is really a fruit-bearing, deciduous plant with a minimum of 30 recognized species, most frequently discovered growing within the upper Hemisphere. The elderberry shrub generally grows to around 10 feet (3 meters) high and exhibits yellow and white flowers during the early summer, accompanied by dark blue or black berries that normally ripen somewhere around September. The fruits are delicious when ripe and have been thought of having medicinal benefits.

 

 

Dried Pear Halves

 

Dried fruit is a convenient snack that is created from a natural, healthy food. Therefore, when it comes to health, nutrition and weight loss it is often a topic of debate. Dried fruit is different in many ways than its fresh version, but also retains some healthy characteristics. When deciding if you should enjoy dried fruit, there are a few things to consider regarding its nutrition health benefits.

 

 

Apple Ring

 

Apples are rich in pectin, a soluble fiber, which helps the body to eliminate cholesterol and also protects against environmental toxins. Research has shown that 2 apples a day can lower cholesterol by up to 10%. Apples also contain malic acid which helps to treat rich fatty foods.

 

 

Dried Longans

 

Dried longans are high in iron and is said to improve concentration and memory. Dried longan flesh is also an ingredient in herbal medicine used for stomach ache, insomnia and as an antidote for poison.