Dried Mediterranean fruits offer many valuable nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Although they do contain natural sugars, the nutritional value outweighs any ill effects of the sugar for maintaining a healthy diet. Fruits have always been an available and convenient natural source of healthy nutrients.

Many centuries ago, various fruits were dried for carrying on journeys or eating during cold seasonal weather. Dried fruits are flavourful and delicious as snack and energy foods as well. Today, they are still one of the easiest types of natural foods to pack in your carryall bag, purse or pocket for a quick energy boost on busy days. 

Dried Fruits from the Mediterranean Region with Known Valuable Health Benefits

Today’s popular dried fruits from the Mediterranean region that have valuable, proven health benefits include the following:

• Figs, Raisins and Dates. These dried fruits supply your body with good levels of iron that helps deliver pure oxygen throughout your system for enhanced cardiovascular and circulatory activity. These nutrient-rich fruits also contain calcium and magnesium for strong bone tissue and healthy teeth. They also contain Vitamin A for healthy skin, eyes and mental alertness. Their contents of Vitamin C strengthen your respiratory and immune systems while helping to prevent the onset of colds and sore throats. The Vitamin B complex contained in these fruits strengthens connective body tissues, hair follicles and nails while aiding the immune system. 

• Boysenberries and Passion Fruit.
These fruits have high amounts of Vitamin A for healthy vision, skin and for good functioning of the immune system. They also contain vitamin C, which protects your body from free radical damage as an active antioxidant. Their contents of magnesium, calcium and potassium promote good bone health and strong teeth and relax muscles while the iron content promotes healthy red blood cells. Fiber content in these fruits improves digestion while the niacin levels support good energy metabolism. Vitamin B-6 strengthens body tissues and the immune system. 

• Bananas, Pears and Prunes. Pears contain high counts of natural fiber, which promotes healthy digestion, and bananas are high in potassium, which enhances heart health and helps to prevent high blood pressure. They also promote healthy sleep habits. The magnesium count in bananas is a good muscle relaxant. Prunes are rich in nutrition, with high levels of Vitamin A for good skin and eye health and antioxidants to help prevent free radical damage to your body. Prunes also contain potassium for enhanced heart health. 

When you distribute fine, nutrient-rich dried fruits to your local produce markets from Medfoods located in Coolaroo, Victoria, your local consumers will enjoy ultimate quality flavourful and nutritional treats that will satisfy their appetites and provide excellent nutritional value to fuel and strengthen their bodies.

As leading suppliers of Mediterranean dried fruits to markets in Melbourne and throughout Australia, our produce specialists at Medfoods will ensure that your local produce stores and markets are always filled with delightful, delicious and nutritious dried fruits from the Mediterranean.