These thinly sliced fruits leave the peel on, creating much less waste. Somehow, once the peel is dehydrated, it becomes soft, chewy, and totally edible. (Plus, the rind contains tons of nutrients, notably fiber, which can help your digestive system operate smoothly.) The brand’s mixtures show that the dried fruit category has definitely evolved from traditional boxed raisins and prunes: They include fruits that aren’t easy to find dried, like watermelon, strawberries, peaches, cantaloupe, persimmons, and kiwi. And yes, even the kiwi’s hairy skin is left on, but I swear I didn’t even notice it.
Rind also has a knack for pairing complementary fruits together in their bagged blends. I love their Coco-Melon blend, which has dried cantaloupe, watermelon, and coconut; and their Straw-Peary with apples, Bosc pears, and strawberries is definitely hard to stop eating. But my favorite has to be the Orchard blend with peaches, persimmon, and apples. I didn’t know I needed dried persimmon in my life until I tried it, and realized it was the tastiest way to eat this underappreciated fruit, which is often hard to find at the proper ripeness. Problem solved!
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