NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF APRICOTS
Dried Apricot Nutrition
Not all dried fruits are created equal
Sugar-encrusted pineapple and fried bananas can’t compare to the bounty of nature’s golden gift:
the apricot. With a hefty dose of fiber that remains intact through the drying process and a great concentration of vitamins and minerals, dried apricots are a veritable superfood!
One cup of dried apricots provides 94% of your body’s daily need for Vitamin A and 19% of its iron. Dried apricots also contain potassium and antioxidants and have been known to lower cholesterol and improve digestion.
Dried apricots are fat-free, low in calories & high in flavor!
Add to sweet OR savory recipes, dried apricots gives them a extra nutritional boost!
Dried Apricot Nutrition:
Soluble Fiber—by attracting water to form a gel during digestion, soluable fiber helps to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Soluble fiber causes you to feel fuller longer, which is great for obese type 2 diabetics, or anyone looking to have postive diet results.
Potassium— a natural mineral found in many foods that aids in brain function and helps to regulate blood sugar. Potassium is also an electrolyte, which helps to maintain the balance of fluids in your body's cells.
Vitamin A—maintains eye health, bones and teeth, prevents urinary stones, and strengthens white blood cells. Vitamin A has also become a credible anitoxidant that reduces the risk of cancer, and it is great for overall immune system enhancement.
Calcium—helps with weight management, and combats cancer and osteoporosis, helps maintain heart health. It is important to note that your body cannot produce calcium on its own, making it a crucial mineral to include in your daily diet.
Reap the benefits of dried apricot nutrition!
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