The apricot is, as its name indicates, the fruit of the apricot tree. This small tree of the hot regions provides us with a fruit synonymous with summer which is full of sun. Its orange color, its fluffy texture and its sweet taste are very appreciated in France: the consumption is estimated at 2,4 kg per household and per year. Beyond its sensory and gustatory qualities, this small fruit is a concentrate of nutrients, even more so when dried. Indeed, drying concentrates the nutrients that the fresh apricot has. Generous in fiber, minerals and vitamins, dried apricot provides many benefits: antioxidant, skin beauty, eye health or blood sugar regulation... This superfruit is not to be neglected, as its services are varied. Latin name : Prunus armeniaca L. Botanical family : Rosaceae. Part used : Fruit.
The dried apricot is a dry fruit. It therefore contains more sugar than a fresh apricot, the recommendations for daily consumption are defined. In classic cure or for pleasure, a portion of dried apricots is estimated between 20 and 30 g per day, which represents three dried apricots per day.
To make the most of their benefits, you can use them :
We advise you to use them during the following meal(s) to take full advantage of their benefits:
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25g of dried Apricots contain a significant portion of the Population Nutritional Reference (PNR) for the following nutrients: Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Copper and Potassium. They also contain, to a lesser extent, Selenium and Vitamin B6.
As such, Dried Apricots can complement your healthy and varied diet.
Overall, dried Apricot contributes to our good health. The vitamin B6 acts as an anti-inflammatory by participating in the homocysteine cycle (a pro-inflammatory amino acid). It also helps reduce oxidative stress, through its antioxidant micronutrients (copper and selenium). Regarding blood sugar, dried Apricot has a medium glycemic index, thanks to its high concentration of fibers. It thus helps to reduce the rise in blood sugar following meals by reducing the glycemic load of the latter. In addition, fiber has a cholesterol-lowering effect.
Its orange color tells us: dried Apricot is rich in beta-carotene. This provitamin A is essential for vision. Dried Apricot is therefore a choice ally for a healthy eye.
Dried Apricots promote good heart health, since they are naturally low in sodium. Sodium is a major factor in the development of high blood pressure. High blood pressure significantly increases the risk of heart disease. In contrast, they are rich in potassium, a mineral essential for heart function. Potassium regulates the heart rhythm, participating in the transmission of the nerve signal.
To help keep our skin, hair and nails healthy, certain nutrients are essential, such as copper, selenium and vitamin A. Each of these micronutrients is present in high doses in dried Apricots.
Many micronutrients influence the body's immune response. This is the case for selenium, vitamin A or even vitamin B6. The nutrients in dried Apricots reinforce the benefits of a varied and balanced diet.
The apricot tree is a shrub of the Rosaceae family. It would be native of Central Asia. It is Alexander the Great who would be at the origin of its propagation. After having followed the famous Silk Road, the apricot tree has acclimatized to the West and more widely to the five continents. It appreciates more the dry climate, which explains its strong implantation on the Mediterranean basin. It is in the Mediterranean basin that more than 50% of the world's apricot production takes place.
The beautiful white flowers of the apricot tree show the tip of their petals in the spring, to give way to the fruit that is harvested in the summer. There are more than twenty varieties of apricots. All offering multiple variations: a redder apricot for some or a more acidic apricot for others... The apricot tree is a fragile tree and its production depends strongly on climatic hazards. In spite of this, nothing is lost with the apricot tree: it offers us fruits eaten raw or dried and pits used in vegetable oil. In short, a tree with multiple assets.Organic apricots (soft, sweet,... rich in potassium
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