The good: This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. The bad: A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars. The spookiest part of overeating dried fruit is all the sugar, says you are now in the realm of candy,” says David Katz, MD, director of the Yale. Information about dried fruit is very conflicting. Some say it is a nutritious, healthy snack, while others claim it is no better than candy. This is a.