Facebook Twitter Email Print Expert Advice What is the Serving Size of Dried Fruits? Answer Since dried fruit loses water and therefore volume during the drying process, nutrients, calories, and sugar content become concentrated. To compensate for nutrition and calorie equivalency, the serving size of dried fruits. For example, raisins and dried apricots is ¼ cup vs. the 1 cup serving size of their fresh counterpart. About The Buzz: Fresh Fruit is Much Healthier than Dried Fruit?