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I bought a bag of tropical fruit among the fruits are pineapples and raisins.

A lot of the pineapple slices are stuck together and the raisins come out in clumps of about 5 or 6 raisins.

I know the only thing I can do is pull them apart.  I am wondering if there is something I can use to keep the slices from getting stuck together if I put the slices back in the package?
 
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Dry them a bit further so they are not so sticky?

I believe commercial dried fruits use oil to reduce sticking, so that might be worth trying.
 
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I used to buy dried organic diced dates that were coated with oat flour. That really helped. Better than the oil Kevin mentioned, or a sugar coating which is also common with commercially processed fruit.
 
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Thanks, Kevin and Leigh

As it turns out the pineapple doesn't stick to anything once they are pulled apart.

The raisins turned out to be cranberries. I wondered why they were so tart! Too hard to pull apart from each other without becoming a mess. I am thinking of rolling the clumps in either sugar or powdered sugar, would that work?

I might try taking some clumps out and leaving them on a tray like I do to dehydrate herbs to see if that helps.
 
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Chopped dates come covered in rice flour here so since oat flour was also mentioned I guess any type of flour would probably work.
 
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