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What is Sulphured dried fruit?

Sulphured dried apricots, the most common, are preserved with sulphur dioxide, which not only extends the shelf life but also lightens the color and keeps the dried fruit soft. Unsulphured and organic fruit is darker and sweeter. Look for unsulphured dried apricots in natural foods stores.

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Also asked, is sulfur dioxide in dried fruit bad for you?

— M.L. Answer • Sulfur dioxide is used as a preservative, especially in dried fruits, but also in grapes (both fresh and in winemaking). Sulfur dioxide is considered to be safe; however, some people are sensitive to it, and it may even cause asthma symptoms in those who are predisposed.

Additionally, does dried fruit have sulfites? Sulfites in Dried Fruits Dried fruits are among the foods highest in sulfites, with raisins and prunes containing between 500 and 2,000 parts per million. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates that foods containing more than 10 parts per million of sulfites must list this information on the food label.

Accordingly, what is UnSulfured dried fruit?

UnSulfured dried fruit is dried in natural sunlight to remove excess water content and to prevent it from spoiling.

Does dried fruit have preservatives?

Sulfur dioxide is used as a preservative found in many foods, including shrimp, pickled foods and, in particular, dried fruit. For people who are sensitive to the preservative or have asthma, the health risks of sulfur dioxide in dried fruit can range from mild to severe.

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