With an increasing consciousness around health and fitness, people are gradually moving towards health enriching foods and what can be better than gorging on a handful of dry fruits daily.

But wait, are you sure about the quality and hygiene of these store bought and open displays of dried fruits?

Well, we have got your back with this hack to make your own dry fruits at home, that too in just 5 simple steps.

So, follow us through these easy steps and eat healthy!

Why dry fruits?

Dry fruits are naturally loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which makes them a better alternative to fresh fruits. In fact, dry fruits have a higher concentration of nutrients as compared to fresh fruits. Right from boosting immunity to improving metabolism and providing satiety to improve the texture of skin and hair, gorging on a handful of dry fruits can help anyone attain a pink of health. Here are 5 simple steps to make dried fruits at home.

Step 1

Wash the fruits and soak them for 5-7 minutes before cutting.

Step 2

Cut them in thin slices or pieces, so that they take less time to dehydrate.

Step 3

Once done, take a large bowl and add water and mix it with lemon juice. Soak the fruits in lemon water for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Take it out and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Make sure you leave enough gaps in between the fruit slices. Meanwhile, preheat the oven.

Step 5

Lastly, let the fruit dehydrate for 25-30 minutes in an oven at 180-200 degree celsius. In case, there’s some moisture left, heat them for another 15 minutes. Take them out, let it dry and then store in an airtight container. Enjoy