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Fruit leathers are homemade fruit rolls. They are a tasty, chewy, dried fruit product. Fruit leathers are made by pouring pureed fruit onto a flat surface for drying. When dried, the fruit is pulled from the surface and rolled. It gets the name “leather from the fact that when the pureed fruit is dried, it is shiny and has the texture of leather.
The advantages of making your own fruit leathers are to use less sugar, mix fruit flavors to your liking, and to control the quality of fruits being used.
They are a great tasting, healthy snack that can be easily made with a food dehydrator. Homemade leathers are wholesome, 100% fruit snacks that are extremely easy and fun to make. Store bought roll ups are over processed, over priced, and are imitation fruit products that include extra sugars, extra corn syrups and trans fats as ingredients. Here is a listing of the major ingredients from a well-known brand of a fruit roll up product: Fruit from concentrate, Corn syrup, Dried corn syrup, Sugar and Partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil. There really isn’t a need for such products to go into fruit leathers!
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