Dried fruits came to America by way of early European settlers. Medieval Europeans placed apples in warm ovens, then peeled, cored and hung them in wreaths from their kitchen ceilings to complete the drying process.
Today, California is the main producer of dried fruit. Although some fruit is now artificially dried, sun-drying is still the favored technique. Six pounds of fresh fruit will produce one pound of dried fruit, yet because dried fruit is sweeter and richer in flavor than fresh fruit, it has become an invaluable ingredient in baking and desserts.
Melissa’s Dried Cranberries, Melissa’s Dried Blueberries and Melissa’s Dried Strawberries offer wholesome, low calorie snacks right from the bag or use them in cakes, cookies and stuffings.
Nibbling on these goodies may bring you back to that picturesque campsite along the river bank, where you enjoyed that ideal getaway. Enjoy the taste of the American outdoors with these old favorites: Dried Blueberries (3 oz), Dried Cranberries (3 oz), and Dried Strawberries (3 oz).
Melissa’s Dried Fruits are hand-selected for excellent quality. Drying a ripe fruit will cause it to lose most of its moisture and accumulate natural sugars, thus allowing Melissa’s Dried Fruits to keep almost indefinitely.