APRICOTS

apricot

APRICOTS

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Quick description:

It is rich in vitamin A and potassium. It also contains vitamins C, B1, B2, and natural sugar. Apricots are rich in fiber. The apricot is consumed as fresh fruit. It can be cosnusmed dried, or in jam, compote, and is used in confectionery or liqueur and juice.

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The crop amounts to 203.30 acres. It is fleshy, spherical, with grooved abdominal seam. The core (kernel) is woody and contains 1-2 seeds inside with a bitter taste like almonds and used in pharmaceutical industry.The fleshy and juicy pericarp is palatable, sweet and has a yellow-orange color. The exterior of apricot (peel) is thin, fluffy and usually is yellow with some red spots on the front side.

 

Nutrients:

Rich in vitamin A, apricots contribute to good eye health. Katanalonontas about 3 apricots, almost 100% of our daily need of vitamin A. Involving also cover carotenoids (beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin), which due to their orange color; ripe and dried apricots have even higher carotenoid content. Lycopene is indeed connected to the protection against prostate cancer.
They are a good source of vitamin C and flavonoids, thus have strong antioxidant properties protect blood vessels and prevent the oxidation of "bad" cholesterol.
In nutritional advantages should include vitamin B3 (niacin), iron, potassium and fiber of apricot, essential for digestive health and fighting constipation.

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