Despite the thin orange colored fruits we love which is small in size, it contains a lot of nutrients. So, it’s definitely worth writing about apricot. Apricot (meaning “early ripe fruit” in Latin), was discovered in China and when it was found, I’m sure that it has become quite popular due its abundance, aroma, taste and nutritional value. Apricot trees grow up to 15 feet tall, and they will actually produce fruit on average 25 years. That’s a lot of apricots.
The main powerhouse nutrients and vitamins in the apricots are vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, and perhaps the best (and very useful for the health of the colon) fibers. Not to mention the fact that they are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat calories and fat wise.
Keep in mind; we are talking about fresh apricots in the above information. Most people associate versions of dried apricots, and while they are still large and contain much fiber they are also high in calories because of the sugar content, and they can contain a preservative which is capable of inciting asthma.
Never the less, dried apricots still is great snack alternative to sweets and cakes, and they still contain a good amount of iron and potassium. Perhaps one of the most respected asset of apricots diet is extremely high levels of beta-carotene which is a member of the antioxidant family card transfer.