Dried Fruits & Seeds
Eating dried fruit is associated with improved health and provides many of the essential minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients and fibre that you need every day. Dried fruit doesn't spoil quickly and is an easy snack to pack, especially for outdoor activities like hiking. It’s certainly a much healthier and more nutritious snack than crisps or other processed junk foods. They are virtually fat and sodium free and eating dried fruit is a convenient way of achieving your 5-a-day.
Seeds are Mother Nature’s Power Houses containing high levels of essential fatty acids, the full profile of amino acids needed to form complete and digestible protein, plus vitamins A, B, C and E and the minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, selenium and manganese. They are a low GI food and therefore a good source of slow-release energy, which helps to keep blood sugar levels stable and you feeling fuller for longer.