Tropical Dried Fruits

Mangos

Dried mangos are rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, which are necessary for healthy skin and the immune health. Dried mango is also high in fibre, pectin and its vitamin C content lowers bad cholesterol. Dried mango slices also have a low glycemic index, so small quantities will not spike sugar levels. The fibre in mangos helps digestion and elimination while its C and A vitamins and 25 different kinds of carotenoids boost your immune system.

Pineapples

Dried pineapple or dehydrated pineapples are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and fibre, and low in fat and cholesterol. Their vitamin C can fight off viruses and their bromelain suppresses coughs and improves digestion.

Papayas

Dried papaya is a fibre-rich fruit that has enzymes that reduce bad cholesterol that causes heart attacks. Its vitamin A and C help to boost the body’s immune system. Dried papaya chunks increases the health of proteins while revitalizing and maintaining energy levels and overall vitality.

Bananas

The high potassium content of dried bananas has been linked to lowering high blood pressure and even reducing the chances of developing asthma. High potassium intake can also reduce your risk of stroke, maintain muscle mass and preserve bone density. Dried bananas also help to promote regularity and replenish electrolytes.

Coconut

Health benefits of dried coconut include lower cholesterol, improved digestion, stabilizing glucose levels, improving your immune system, strengthening blood cells, regulating hormone levels and increasing thyroid production. In fact, dried coconut fibre is insoluble – which means it contains no calories and your digestive system doesn’t break it down. Dried coconut helps keep your digestive system clean and running smoothly.