Organic EDEN Dried Apples are made from the green, tart Granny Smith apples, organically grown and processed on a family run orchard that has been growing and drying fruits for over 20 years.
After harvest the apples are washed, hand sorted, cored, sliced, and placed on wooden drying trays which are run through a dehydrator tunnel. The dehydrator uses gas heated air flow to dry the apples. When a proper moisture level is reached the dried, sliced apples are visually inspected, packed, and shipped to Eden.
Organic EDEN Dried Apples are made without sulfites, softening agents, or preservatives. Because they are not dried using sulfur dioxide (sulfites), their color can show some light brown. They are low sodium and provide 190 mg potassium per 40 g serving, about 15 pieces. They are fat and cholesterol free, provide protein, fiber, calcium, and iron, as well as beneficial flavonoids and pectin, which have many protective benefits.
Organic EDEN Dried Apples are free of and do not need added refined sugars. Commercial fruit quality is so poor it needs added sugar to have flavor. These are naturally sweet and mildly tart. A healthy snack right out of the bag and great for hiking, camping, and traveling. Organic EDEN Dried Apples are delicious additions to salads, grain and vegetable dishes, stuffing, desserts, and baked goods. For a softer texture and for use in pie fillings and sauces, just soak in hot organic EDEN apple juice for an hour or two to re-hydrate. The soaking liquid can be used in preparing the filling or sauce as well.