Dried Fruits High in Food Value

Not only are dried fruits high in food value but they are usually low in cost. However, it is found that a majority of cooks either soak or cook them too long, causing them to lose flavor and possibly food value. Sometimes the dried fruit is so tender as to need but little soaking. As a rule, dried fruits need to be soaked no more than an hour and then cooked gently for another half hour, in the same water and using only enough to cover. A pinch of salt brings out the flavor.—Pathfinder.