Delicious and highly flexible, dried fruits are an excellent nutrition booster -- and many a chef's best friend. Our huge supply includes organic fruit salads, fruit and nut mixes, juicy berries galore, plus more harder-to-find gems than ever, including lime, mango, quince and papaya! Of course, you’ll find all the traditional favourites here too: dried raisins, dates, figs, prunes, bananas, apricots, peaches, apples and pears.
Why buy dried fruit?
For starters, it's more economical and much longer lasting than fresh fruit. Lots of our customers bag these beauties not as a substitute for good nutrition, but as an extra guarantee of it! Throwing different blends of dried fruits into salads, cereals, porridge, sweet desserts and other meals is a great way of keeping things interesting, appetising and nutritious.
Besides this, dried fruits play many vital roles in life. They're perfect ingredients for cakes and puddings and classic homemade preserves like jam and chutney. Not to mention their prowess as healthy snacking options and excellent natural flavour enhancers!
Food For Thought
Baking your first 'proper' dessert? Or just adding to your repertoire? Let us remind you of a few special sweet treats you can make using dried fruit: Stollen, apple and walnut cake, cherry or berry pie, spiced banana pudding, bread and butter pudding, currant buns, hot cross buns, Christmas cake, and other sultry sultana-based treats, fresh from the oven…
So many desserts and puddings come to life with the delicious natural and organic fruits available here. Not only that, once you’ve made one classic recipe, it can form a great template for your very own unique creations!
Create super cereals
Adding dried fruit to cereals is one of the wisest dietary choices of all. It’s a fantastic way to multiply your intake of vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and other precious nutrients in a single meal. Blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, bananas, peaches and pineapples make a plain breakfast luxurious - and a hearty muesli exceptional. Others consider hot porridge with dried fruits just as good (if not even better).
The sheer beauty of these tactics is that, hot or cold, the moisture will begin to be absorbed by the dry fruit. This not only deepens their juicy texture: it also increases the amount of nutrients your body can digest and assimilate, maximising your nutrition!
Salad for la salud!
Salads are synonymous with wellbeing and healthy eating. Dried fruit only makes them more tasty and satisfying. As excellent natural flavour and health boosters, cranberries, cherries, raisins, apples, sultanas and even tropical fruits like mango and pineapple are central to many salad recipes across the world.
If you haven’t already, try using your favourite fruits to add depth and general brilliance to an everyday salad. It's surprising how many flavours work, how well they work and how many you can combine to incredible effect! A sprinkling of apple cider vinegar (or olive oil and balsamic vinegar) will round off the tang perfectly. That said, you can 'dress it up' any way you want, it will still be pretty special!