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.
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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 0mg~%
Sodium 1mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 11.1g4%
    Dietary Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 9.2g~
Protein 1.4g~
Vitamin A39%Vitamin C17%
*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 D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.89mg4%
Vitamin K 3.3μg4%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
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+Zeaxanthin 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~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio~
Total Omega 3s0mg
18D3 Linolenic0mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s77mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Tryptophan 15mg5%
Threonine 47mg4%
Isoleucine 41mg3%
Leucine 77mg3%
Lysine 97mg5%
Methionine 6mg1%
Cystine 3mg1%
Phenylalanine 52mg6%
Tyrosine 29mg3%
Valine 47mg3%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 86.4%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.13

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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