Dried fruits are good for everyone. Except for some vitamin C, the only nutrient that disappears from fruit when it's dried is water.
Whether the fruit is dried in the sun or through a hot-air treatment indoors, it retains iron, potassium and other minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. They are lightweight and make a good portable snack. They are easy to store, with little or no spoilage. Dried fruits can replace cravings for junk sweets and highly processed carbs. Studies have also shown that for most people, blood sugar levels stay low when one snacks on dried fruit, partially because the high fiber content slows down the glycemic load. Also, the fiber can prevent the fruit's sugar from boosting high levels of triglycerides (a blood fat that can increase the risk of heart disease).