Dried fruit is a fruit that has been dried, either naturally or artificially by a machine, such as a dehydrator. Examples of dried fruits are Raisins, Plumsor Prunes and Dates. Apples, Apricots, walnuts, Cranberries, Figs, Mangoes, PawPaw, Peaches, Pineapples, Pears and Tomatoes are the other dried fruits. A good dried fruit has a long shelf life and therefore it can be used as a good alternate to fresh fruit, which allows out of the season fruits to be available. Drying is a very well-known way to preserve fruit when there is no refrigerator. Dried fruit is mostly used in baking mixes, breakfast cereals and making cake. Dried fruit is a healthy snack and since the public is ready to pay more for the snacks than staples, the quality is improving all the time.