Dried Fruits

Apple Rings

Apples existed as wild fruit since prehistoric times and have been cultivated for more than 3000 years by Greeks, Romans,…

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Apricots

Apricots are believed to have originated in North Central and North Western China over 4000 years ago. Following Alexander the…

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Banana Chips

In popular culture “banana” usually refers to soft, sweet, dessert bananas, particularly those of the Cavendish group, which are the…

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Blueberries

Highbush Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) are native to North America from Minnesota eastward, and are the species most often cultivated.  There…

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Cherries

Sweet Cherries (Prunus avium) and Sour Cherries (Prunus cerasus) share their genus with plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines, and almonds. These…

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Cranberry

The cranberry gets its name from Dutch and German settlers in the United States, who called it “crane berry”. The…

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Currants

A Currant is a dried Zante grape, the name being a corruption of the French raisin de Corinthe (Corinth grape)….

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Dates

The palm is perhaps the worlds oldest food producing plant known to man. Its seeds dating back 50,000 years were…

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Figs

Figs are one of the oldest cultivated fruit in the World. Their origin can be found back in Asia Minor…

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Ginger

Ginger ( Zingiber officinale) originated in the tropical rainforests, from the Indian subcontinent to Southern Asia. Ginger arrived in Europe…

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Goji Berries

The Goji berry (also known as the Wolfberry) is the common name for two species of Boxthorn (Lycium Barbarum and…

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Kiwi

Kiwifruit, or generally abbreviated as Kiwi, or Chinese Gooseberry is the edible berry of several species of Wood vines in…

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Mango

Mangos are the fruits of numerous tropical trees belonging to the flowering plant genus Mangifera which actually belongs to the…

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Melon

The melon (Cucumis melo) is a herbaceous monoecious plant with creeping stems. It is cultivated for its fruit, a pepónide…

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Papaya

Originally from southern Mexico (particularly from Chiapas and Veracruz), Central America and northern South America, papaya is now grown in…

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Peaches

Whilst it is botanically named after Persia (it actually means Persian plum), the peach actually originated in China where the…

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Pears

Pears are one of the world’s oldest cultivated and beloved fruits. In 5,000 B.C., Feng Li, a Chinese diplomat, abandoned…

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Pineapple

The pineapple (Ananás Comosus) is a tropical plant with a multiple edible fruit consisting of fused berries, also called pineapples,…

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Prunes

Plums are native in China where they were cultivated for thousands of years, America as well as Europe. Romans are…

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Raisins

It is probably safe to say that raisins were discovered by man the first time he found them accidentally dried…

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Strawberries

Not as early as some of the other fruits we deal in, strawberries history goes back by 2200 years. They…

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Sultanas

It is speculated that the word ‘Sultana’ derives from the town of Salt in Western Jordan – an ancient settlement…

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