Naturally Good Food offers a huge range of dried fruit, with many varieties available as organic. If you are looking for just one type of fruit from our extensive range, you can use the search facility.
Of course the main benefit of buying dried fruit in bulk is the price. As food prices rise, you will know that you have bought at the lowest price, and are insulated from future increases for some time. There are also other benefits that you might not immediately have considered:
When choosing what type of dried fruit to go for, it might be worth considering that the drying process has a concentrating effect on everything - including any pesticides. Fresh apples, grapes, peaches, nectarines, pears and cherries are known to contain the most chemical residues, so if you are worried about chemicals in your dried food, purchase organic varieties where possible, or dehydrate your own organic fruits at home. In addition, organically grown, dehydrated fruits are not treated with sulphur dioxide (an additive that maintains colour and helps to keep dried fruits fresh).
Our dried fruit is favoured by many food producers as a major ingredient in their recipes. Our dried fruit in organic and non-organic form is currently being used as a flavouring by various artisan cheese producers, as well as by cake-makers, to produce some of the richest fruit cakes you can imagine. The key to any great dish is to have the best ingredients: at Naturally Good Food, we choose what we think are the best dried fruits, so that you can make the best finished products.
We even have companies that use our base dried fruit to produce botanical extracts. The uses our dried fruit can be put to are enormous - and as we sell in both large and small quantities, you can start small and get the ingredients right, before moving on to larger-scale production.
For home uses for bulk dried fruit, you might like to consider the ideas below.
If you like to eat dried fruit at home as part of your diet, but perhaps can't see how you can get through a larger quantity even if the price is right, why not consider making the surplus into jam? The recipe below uses dried apricots and makes around five small jars. Perhaps they might make a nice little present, especially for someone who likes croissants?
Enjoy the fruits of your labours!
When our kids were small and at the stage of starting to eat some 'solid' food, we found that cooking dried fruit and then placing small amounts in a tray in the freezer worked very well. This use of bulk dried fruits has many advantages:
Of course, dried fruit purees are not just for the kids. You can make them more adult by adding some crystallised ginger perhaps, mixing the natural sweetness of the fruit with the spiciness of the ginger. This is perfect with icecream, with the ginger adding just a little extra texture.
A further idea might be to add a bit of vinegar, giving you a quick home-made fruit chutney, using the best of dried fruit.
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