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The Calories & Fat in Dried Fruit

by
author image Anna Aronson
Anna Aronson began working as a journalist in 2000 and spent six years at suburban Chicago newspapers before pursuing freelance work. She enjoys writing about health care topics, in particular obstetrics, pediatrics and nutrition. She received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and is now studying for a Master of Science in medicine degree to become a physician's assistant.
The Calories & Fat in Dried Fruit
Dried apples contain 145 calories and less than 1 g of fat in a 1-cup serving. Photo Credit Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images

Dried fruit can be more convenient than fresh fruit because it won't spoil and is easy to transport without being damaged. Today, many fruits are available dried, and you can easily make them at home with a food dehydrator. Whether you eat them alone or add it to nuts to make a trail mix, you should understand the nutritional values of different types of dried fruit.

Dried Apples

One cup of dried apples with no added sugar contains 145 calories, according to the USDA Nutrient Database. The fat content in the dried apples is very minimal, just 0.18 g per 1 cup serving. The dried fruit contains 39.07 g of total carbohydrates, mostly in the form of sugars--33.97 g. The carbs in the apples also contain 5.1 g of dietary fiber.

Apricots

Dried apricots that do not have added sugar contain 212 calories in a 1 cup serving. They also contain less than a half-gram of fat per serving: 0.45 g per cup. Dried apricots also have 55.38 g of total carbohydrates, which includes 48.92 g of sugars and 6.5 g of dietary fiber per serving.

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Cranberries

A one-third cup serving of dried, sweetened cranberries contains 123 calories. The fat content is 0.55 g of total fat per serving, according to the USDA. The dried fruit has 32.94 g of carbohydrates. The carbs in the fruit include 26 g of sugar and 2.3 g of dietary fiber.

Peaches

A 1 cup serving of dried peaches contains 199 calories and 0.65 g of total fat, the USDA reports in its Nutrient Data Library. The dried peaches also contain 50.8 g of total carbohydrates. The carb content includes 43.83 g of sugars and 7 g of dietary fiber.

Plums

Dried plums, which are also known as prunes, contain 265 calories per 1-cup serving when prepared with no added sugar. The total fat content is 0.4 g per serving, the USDA database reports. The carbohydrate content in dried plums is 69.64 g, which includes 61.95 g of sugar and 7.7 g of dietary fiber.

Raisins

Raisins, which are dried grapes, contain 85 calories in a 1 oz. serving, the USDA reports on its nutrient database. The fat content in the raisins is 0.13 g, and the total carbohydrate content is 22.45 g. The carbs in raisins include 16.78 g of sugar and 1 g of dietary fiber.

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