According to the well-known nutritionist Svetlana Panchenko, dried fruits should be bought the most ordinary ones and not any shiny and glossy ones.
When choosing dried fruits, it is extremely important to pay attention to their appearance, as it can warn of hidden harm to the product. This was told by nutritionist Svetlana Panchenko.
“As for dried fruits, you need to take a good look at all of them. Their appearance should tell you how the dried fruit is dried and processed. If it is shiny and very soft, it is likely that fat or glycerin was used for processing. For example, soaking dates in sugar syrup makes them glossy,” Panchenko said.
According to the nutritionist, dried fruits should be bought in the most ordinary form, not “glossy” ones.
“Also, most dried fruits are treated with sulfur dioxide for longer storage and protection against parasites. Try to take dried fruits without shine, the most ordinary ones, without cracked skin, with a normal smell, with a bone, and nuts in their shells,” the nutritionist added.