Dried Fruit Storage and Handling
Dried Fruit Storage
In order to better enjoy our premium dried fruit we beleive it is important that our customers are aware of the importance of storage and handling in order to fully appreciate our delicious products
Dried fruit should be kept in an airtight container. Refrigeration is not necessary, but some of our customers prefer the taste of cold dried food. Dried fruit may be frozen, but this sometimes affects the texture and taste of the food.
Shelf life varies from product to product, but most items will keep, if stored properly, for a minimum of one month. Some items, such as raisins, have a significantly longer shelf life of approximately a year or more.
Generally, once a fruit is dried, there is no additional preparation before using. Many recipes require the fruit be sliced or diced, which is often easier when the item has been refrigerated overnight. Dried fruit and vegetables are commonly used in bread, desserts, granola, or as a topping.
The list below includes several dried fruit items commonly included in our gift baskets. By clicking on each link you will receive a description of the product and any specific information regarding the storage and handling of the fruit.
Make Dried Fruit Part of Your 5 A Day Plan
- Add dried cranberries to a rice dish to add flavor and color.
- Sprinkle raisins and dried berries into your morning cereal.
- Sun dried tomatoes add texture and flavor to pasta and rice dishes.
- Dried apricots work great in muffins and breads.
- Dried cherries add color and nutrients to granola or trail mix.