Children generally love dried fruits such as apricot, apple, pear and raisins, and they make a great snack, helping kids consume their '5-a-day', but be aware that many dried fruits contain high levels of sulphites which could be detrimental to their health. Sulphites (or sulfites) are commonly used on dried fruits to preserver them. You can't detect them, but if they have been used then the list of ingredients should state this fact.
Sulphites can cause breathing difficulty soon after consumption and you should be especially careful with young children who suffer asthma and who may be more acutely affected by sulphites. Whilst we don't suggest that you don't give dried fruit to children, it is good to be aware of symptoms should a reaction occur. You may also want to shop specifically for 'preservative free' dried fruits - inspect the labels for such products.
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