Dried Apricots contain a number of potent antioxidants. We rank the Apricots as a good source of both vitamin A (from beta-carotene) and vitamin C. The health benefits associated with each are multiple and well-documented.Dried Apricots are rich in the carotenoids and xanthophylls, nutrients that researchers believe may help protect eyesight from aging-related damage To give an example of how this works, one of these nutrients (lutein) appears to be able to protect the retina—the part of the eye that picks up the visual image from the environment—from damage caused by blue light.
1.Apricots are small, golden orange fruits, with velvety skin and flesh: not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Their flavor is almost musky, with a faint tartness that is more pronounced when the fruit is dried.Dried Apricots normally do not have any sugar added and have a low glycemic index.Apricots are a good source of dietary fiber. This overall fiber content should be helpful for most people in supporting digestive health. Within the total dietary fiber provided by apricots, about half consists of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is one type of fiber that can help to control blood cholesterol levels.
2.Dried Apricots are a good source of potassium and magnesium, two minerals that give the body endurance, energy and stamina. In fact, many with potassium deficiencies see their blood counts leap up after adding Dried apricots, dates, peaches, figs, prunes and raisins to their diets!The combination of Vitamin C, A, and phytonutrients ensures good skin. And did you know that the antioxidants in the Apricots also slow the ageing process. So apart from a good skin care regime, don’t forget to eat some Apricots every day.Dried apricots have pectin. Apricots also contain cellulose that is a mild laxative and treats constipation.Apricots cellulose acts as an insoluble fiber and pectin maintains water levels in the body during constipation.