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Should Dried Fruit Be Considered Equivalent to Fresh? | Care2 ...: A new report argues that dried fruit is the n...

Should Dried Fruit Be Considered Equivalent to Fresh? | Care2 ...: A new report argues that dried fruit is the n...

By Margaret Badore for DietsInReview.com When you look as a handful of raisins, you would probably never imagine that anything could be controversial about them. They’re natural, they contain no additives, they might even be organic. But are they as good for you as grapes? The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council has put forward a paper titled “Valuable Tools to Meet Dietary Recommendations for Fruit Intake ,” which argues that dried fruit is “nutritionally equivalent” to fresh, and should be treated as such in government dietary recommendations and guidelines around the world. It suggests that dried fruit is a way to close the “fruit gap,” a way to help more people meet the daily recommended intake of fruit. On one hand, this paper is a lobbying tool, putting science and statistics at the hands of marketers to promote a product. On the other hand, it proposes a seemi...

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