Apricots


Apricots (prunus armeniaca) are round yellow/orange fruits with a soft flesh and hard inner pip.

Health Benefits of Apricots:
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Protection Against Dementia
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Promoted Eye Health
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Alleviation of Inflammation

  • *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Apricots, and may not necessarily be related to Apricots.

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Apricots: Carbohydrates | Vitamin A | Vitamin C | Vitamin E | Dietary Fiber | Iron | Potassium |

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Nutrition Facts
Apricots Raw
Serving Size 100g
Calories 48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.39g1%
    Saturated Fat 0.027g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 11.12g4%
    Dietary Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 9.24g~
Protein 1.4g~
Vitamin A39%Vitamin C17%
Calcium1%Iron2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 1926IU39%
    Retinol equivalents 96μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 19μg~
    Beta-carotene 1094μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 104μg~
Vitamin C 10mg17%
Vitamin E 0.89mg3%
Vitamin K 3.3μg4%
Vitamin B12 0μg0%
Thiamin 0.03mg2%
Riboflavin 0.04mg2%
Niacin 0.6mg3%
Pantothenic acid 0.24mg2%
Vitamin B6 0.054mg3%
Folate 9μg2%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 9μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 9μg~
Choline 2.8mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+zeazanthin 89μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.39mg2%
Magnesium 10mg3%
Phosphorus 23mg2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 259mg7%
Zinc 0.2mg1%
Copper 0.078mg4%
Manganese 0.077mg4%
Selenium 0.1μg0%
Water 86.35g~
Ash 0.75g~

Useful Stats
Percent of Daily Calorie Target
(2000 calories)
2.4%
Percent Water Composition 86.35%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.13g

How to choose Apricots: Apricots are ripe when they are soft, so purchase hard ones if you want to keep them a while before eating. If the apricots are already ripe then try avoid ones with discolorations, though it is not essential as the apricot will still taste good.

Climate and origin: Apricots are thought to come from China or Siberia and possibly Japan. Apricot trees need cold winters to rest and hot summers to ripen.

Taste: Apricots are not particularly high in sugars and are not particular sweet unless you get them dried. They have a fragrant taste and a mushy texture.

Miscellaneous information: Apricots were greatly loved by the ancient Romans, but they never succeeded in wide spread cultivation until much later in history.

Similar tasting produce: Plum, Peach, Sweet Potato, Carrot





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