Dried fruit doesn’t count towards your 5-a-day

False - As part of a healthy balanced diet we should be eating at least five portions of a variety of fruit and veg every day, whether they are dried, fresh, frozen, canned or juiced. Dried fruit such as currants, sultanas, raisins, dates and figs provide energy in the form of sugar and are a good source of fibre. They also contain vitamins and minerals, but not vitamin C, which is found in fresh fruit. A portion of dried fruit is one heaped tablespoon. This is less than a portion of fresh fruit because it’s based on the equivalent weight of fresh fruit. So dried fruit does count towards your 5-a-day, but remember, it’s better for your teeth to have it at mealtimes rather than between meals.