dry fruits name

there are many type of dry fruits in our casual life ,lots of dry fruits with lots of benifits and etc..
 
lets talk about dry fruit then we will tell you the list of dry fruits.

1 what are dry fruits

Dry fruits are basically fruits from which the water has been removed through various techniques of drying. They can be dried using the natural sun drying method or by using dehydrators. With these drying techniques, the fruits can be preserved for a longer time and their shelf life also increases.
Due to the removal of almost all the water from the fruit, the nutrients and sugar gets condensed and concentrated in them. As a result they become a rich source of various nutrients, natural sugar and calories

The effects of dried fruits can potentially be complicated. Has gone bad like a clock, better and better for good health.
Bad quality germs are like germs. Store in container..
Check the expiry date while buying them and preferably buy organic dried fruits and it is better to source them locally to reduce the carbon foot print

Almond – Badam

Basically used in most of the Indian sweets or goes well with milk as badam milk or sometimes soaked overnight in water and eaten in the morning. Badam halwa is a popular South Indian sweet made from almonds.

Almond – Badam

Apricot – Khubani

It is used in cakes, sweets. One of the famous Hyderabadi recipes made from Apricot is Khubani Ka Meetha.

Apricot – Khubani

Cashewnuts – Kaju

It is used in most of the Indian sweets, special cashewnut based burfi called ‘Kaju Katli’ and in Goa, cashew fruits are used to make a special liquor called feni. They can be roasted and seasoned with salt, black pepper or other spice mixes and then had as a savory snack.

Cashewnuts – Kaju

Dates – Khajoor

It is usually eaten directly or added in cakes or sweets. There is an Indian sweet chutney which is made from dates and tamarinds and usually had with chaat recipes like aloo tikki, sev puri, bhel puri etc.

Dates – Khajoor

Dried Dates – Chuara or Kharik

They are added to some Indian sweets and they can also be eaten after soaking them in water.

Dried Dates – Chuara or Kharik

Dried Figs – Anjeer

It is used to make desserts like Ice cream, cakes, kulfi and drinks like milkshakes, smoothies. If they are too hard or chewy then you can soak them in water for some minutes before adding them to any recipe.

Dried Figs – Anjeer

Foxnuts – Makhana

Roasted makhana is healthy to snack on. They are also added to many recipes like khoya matar makhana curry, makhana kheer and to make raita.

Foxnuts – Makhana

Walnuts – Akhrot

It is usually added to cakes and also eaten directly during winters as it is warming.

Walnuts – Akhrot

Peanuts – Moongphali

It usually used in making savory dishes, chutneys, sometimes also added to lentils and also eaten directly or can be eaten as roasted spiced peanuts. Peanut butter is a popular condiment.

Peanuts – Moongphali

Pine Nuts – Chilgoze, Nioze

Eaten as is or added to Indian desserts. It is also used to make the classic Italian Pesto.

Pine Nuts – Chilgoze, Nioze

Pistachios – Pista

It is added to drinks like falooda, milkshakes, smoothies etc. It is also used as a garnish on various Indian sweets. Sweet treats like cakes, cookies, ice creams, puddings, mousse are also made with pistachios.

Pistachios – Pista

Raisins – Kishmish

These come in a few varieties. They can be eaten as is a snack or soaked in water overnight and eaten as first thing in the morning. They are also added to various Indian desserts and sweets.

Raisins – Kishmish

Saffron – Kesar

One of the most expensive spices grown in Kashmir. It is included for its lovely aroma and color in many recipes. It is majorly used in many Indian sweets and also in rice-based dishes like biryani, pulao and in making Saffron Rice.

Saffron – Kesar

Water Melon seeds – Magaz

It is usually used in some sweets and halwa varieties. E.g. in motichoor ladoo. In savory dishes a ground paste of these seeds is made with other ingredients and forms the curry base.

Water Melon seeds – Magaz

Chironji or Charoli

They are small rounded brownish nuts. Used in puddings, halwas or pulaos. I have not heard any English name for it.

Chironji or Charoli

Everything needs time to find its value. Nuts like almonds and walnuts are essential and expensive as they are a powerhouse of nutrients that provides a number of health benefits. In this fast-paced world, you are always looking for some shortcuts even when it comes to food. So, dry fruits and nuts can be a healthy and delicious snack for your tummy in between your meals. They are highly nutritious and rich in proteins, vitamins, dietary fibers, and minerals with lots of benefits.
Boosts immunity 
Dry fruits are loaded with essential oils, proteins, potassium, calcium that helps to increase your immunity. Also, the presence of antioxidants in it can help you to fight against various infections and illnesses.

Helps to lose weight 

Dry fruits and nuts are excellent for weight loss if you eat them moderately. They are low in fat, carbohydrates, sugar, and more in proteins and essential oils.

Keeps your skin healthy and wrinkle-free 

Who doesn’t want to look gorgeous and young? Dry fruits can help you with that and keep your skin radiant and glowing. They are rich in essential oils and antioxidants that help your skin to regenerate healthy skin and prevent aging.


Fight against constipation

Dry fruits contain a huge number of dietary fibers that help to fight against constipation and keep your gut system healthy.


Helps to prevent cancer

Almonds and cashew nuts are known to prevent breast cancer. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients which prevents the activity of cancer-causing cells.
Maintain a healthy heart 
Dry fruits can control cholesterol levels and normalize blood pressure especially raisins. They also reduce the risk of heart diseases, stroke, etc.

Healthy bones

Dry fruits are rich in proteins, calcium, and other micronutrients which help to maintain healthy bones and strengthen them.

Fight against stress and depression 

Dry fruits are very effective in the battle against depression and stress. They also improve brain health and memory.

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