Difference Between Dried And Dry Fruits

February 20th, 2019

There are easily available in the market dry and dried fruits that can be consumed by people of all ages and considered to be healthy and nutritious. But the difference between them is hardly known by a handful. It is a common assumption that dry fruits and dried fruits are the same. But there does exist a thin line differentiating the two.


  • Basically, dry fruits are natural and hard in texture. They are further divided into indehiscent, which means not present in seedpod like pista, walnut, almonds, cashew nut, etc. and the other being dehiscent which means seeds are present within the seedpod.
  • On the other hand, dried fruits are considered to be natural fleshy fruits that are dried naturally through machines like the food dehydrator or using natural process. They are apricots, cherries, figs and raisins, etc.

The person can make a choice from the two for the fruit hampers uk or have both combined to make it interesting.


Dried and dry fruits are both necessary to have good health and mind. They are known to help improve physical and mental development of the human body. Also, they have in them excellent nourishing and nutritional qualities. They do assist in the following:

  • Bring freshness on the face
  • Create new blood cells
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Help in reproduction and carbohydrate and fat metabolism
  • Prevent anaemia
  • Wasting diseases and debility cases
  • Recommended for chronic constipation problems
  • Reduce young age related problems like dry skin, acne, pimple and also helps delays appearance of wrinkles

Some examples of dry fruits:

  • Cashew nuts: It is termed to be ‘natural vitamin pill” comprising of high fat content counting to about 12gms/ounce & 2 gms saturated fat, which is good for the body. It also has squalene, locopherols and phytosterols, which helps to reduce risks associated with heart diseases. High in antioxidants and magnesium necessary to develop connective and bone tissue.
  • Almonds: Rich in calcium, Vitamin E, iron, magnesium and phosphorous. It also contains mono-unsaturated fat, essential for the body. Its consumption can help to improve memory, eyesight and provide strength.

Some examples of dried fruits:

  • Raisins: It cleanses the blood and assists in free blow flow. It also eliminates unclean blood. Having rich antioxidant properties, regular consumption can help the person to stay younger. Minerals present mix with oestrogen, making the bone stronger.
  • Dates: It is a sweet edible fruit and comes with medicinal properties and regarded as a tonic. Dates can be digested easily and is found useful to supply energy as well as repair waste. It contains nicotinic content which helps to treat intestinal disturbances and also a wonderful remedy to intoxicate alcoholism.
  • Figs: They can be consumed dry and fresh as desired and have good amounts of fibre and calcium. Dry fig contains manganese, copper, fibre, calcium, vitamin K, potassium and magnesium. It is an excellent food for those who suffer from constipation. It also has antioxidants and laxative effect.

The fresh fruit hampers can also contain dry and dried fruits, thus making it a beneficial gift for all occasions.

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