Dried fruits = fresh fruit minus the water. They are concentrated in fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. However, they are also very high in sugars, being a "caution" food for all Metabolic Types. At Metabolance, I actually consider (dried) fruit "nature's treat". Before (artificial) candy, cakes, cookies, chocolate and other sweets were "invented", it was what we were supposed to eat when craving something sweet. Let's go back to that: Consume (dried) fruit as an occasional "sweet treat" or dessert and accompany with sufficient fat/protein.