The mixed peel boosts the flavour of many traditional desserts, from the Christmas cake to the fruitcake and puddings.
Raisins are made from dried grapes, they range from a light golden colour to almost black.
Desiccated coconut or coconut flakes are made from coconut meat that has been dried and grated. They can be used in many different ways from sweet to savoury dishes.
Dried fruit is very nutritious, but also contains a lot of sugar and calories.