Apricot

Apricot Nutrition Benefits Recipes

Food is Medicine: enjoy these simple recipes and discover how apricots can support your health and wellness.

Apricot nutrition, benefits, recipes.... let your imagination run wild with the potential of fresh produce!Enjoyed in a variety of forms (fresh, dried, juiced or in jams and jellies), apricots are linked to a range of health benefits due to their unique combination of vitamins, minerals and other chemical compounds.

As part of a healthy and well balanced eating pattern, apricots can support your health and wellness, by providing:

• 43 calories / 100g
• 86% water

Nutrition:

• Vitamin A, C, E& K
• Copper
• Magnesium
• Manganese
• Niacin (B3)
• Phosphorous
• Potassium
• Dietary fibre

Health Benefits May Include:

• Improve the balance of electrolytes to improve energy and reduce muscle cramping.
• Protect against free-radical damage and prevent skin disorders including acne and eczema.
• Lower blood pressure and prevent related diseases including atherosclerosis, heart attacks and stroke.
• Assist in the healthy development and maintenance of bones and the prevention of osteoporosis.
• Support the production of haemoglobin and prevent anaemia.
• Prevent the mutation of DNA which may result in cancer, heart disease and the appearance of aging skin.
• Improve digestion and alleviate constipation due to water and dietary fibre content.
• Protect against age related sight degeneration.
When selecting apricots in-store, look for fruits that are firm but not hard. Avoid fruit that is overly soft or contains bruises. Choose fruit based on the aroma rather than the appearance. Apricots will ripen best at room temperature, but once ripe, they should be stored in the fridge. If possible, allow refrigerated apricots to come to room temperature to improve the favour prior to eating.

Apricot Nutrition Health Benefits & Recipes:

For a further detailed nutritional analysis of apricots, search:
The Australian Food Composition Database.

To learn more about how apricots can fit into a healthy and balanced eating pattern, search:
The Australian Dietary Guidelines or Nutrition Australia's Healthy Eating Pyramid.

To learn more about growing your own apricots at home:
Growing Apricots

Please Enjoy: