Health benefits of dry apricots & its Kernel
The health benefits of apricot include its ability to treat indigestion, constipation, earaches, fevers, skin diseases, cancer and anaemia. It is also believed that apricot is good for skin care, especially for women. Furthermore, apricots and its kernel have the ability to improve heart health, reduce cholesterol levels, prevent the deterioration of vision, help you to lose weight, treat respiratory conditions. It boosts bone strength, and maintains electrolyte balance in the body which is why It is a great hiking/trekking food. It gives you more energy, reduces cramping, and keeps the blood and usable energy pumping through your body as you need it.
The impressive health benefits of apricots are due to the content of vitamins, including vitamins A, C, K, E, and niacin in significant amounts , as well as their mineral content, which includes potassium, copper manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous. Apricots are also a very good source of dietary fiber.
Typical Values (in Dried Apricots) per 100g
Energy 348 calories
Of which natural sugars 58g
of which saturates Less than 0.1g
Sodium Less than 0.02g
Iron 5.18mg (27% of RDA)
Vitamin A 797mg (59% of RDA)