Apricots are a delicious fruit. Most markets have them but did you know that they are really healthy to eat as well?
Smaller than a peach, but as tart as some plumbs, they are full of nutrients including beta carotene and vitamins A, C, and E.
They’re also high in a group of polyphenol antioxidants called flavonoids, which can protect you from diabetes as well as heart disease.
They are naturally low in calories as well and you can easily have two of these small fruits and still stay on your diet.
There are a number of other benefits as discussed in this interesting blog post I found. Check it out below
9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Apricots
By Katey Davidson, MScFN Jun. 09, 2019
Apricots (Prunus armeniaca) are stone fruits also known as Armenian plums.
Round and yellow, they look like a smaller version of a peach but share the tartness of purple plums.
They’re extremely nutritious and have many health benefits, such as improved digestion and eye health.
Here are 9 health and nutrition benefits of apricots.
1. Very Nutritious and Low in Calories
Apricots are very nutritious and contain many essential vitamins and minerals.
Just 2 fresh apricots (70 grams) provide (1):