Apricots nutrition have come to be considered a key to health and longevity, as they offer plenty of potassium which is a valuable tool in helping control high blood pressure. Apricots also contain amounts of iron and copper making them high in minerals.
A serving size of 3 fresh apricots or 10 dried halves contains:
Fat: 0.4 grams
Potassium: 365 milligrams
Carbohydrate: 14.7 grams
Vitamin A: 12%
Apricots nutrition contain the following health benefits:
– builds up mineral levels in the body
– lowers the risk of cancer, particularly smoking related forms of cancer (eg lung cancer)
– the ability to control blood pressure
Apricots (much like orange and yellow vegetables) are known to be a power-house of beta-carotene; the plant source of Vitamin A. 3 fresh apricots or 10 dried halves gives the body the required amount of daily beta-carotene. Apricots are extremely nutritious, delicious and high in beta-carotene.
Apricots have seeds (pits or kernels) that are poisonous as they contain ‘amygdalin’, which breaks down into hydrogen cyanide in the stomach.