Dried apricots are delicious and healthy. Consuming dried apricots, preferably organic, is an informed investment in optimal health. Apricots are bursting with vitamins and minerals! They contain a particularly high amount of vitamin A (beta-carotene) and vitamin B, and even vitamin E, which has an antioxidant effect just like beta-carotene. Furthermore, apricots contain a high concentration of minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and especially potassium. What other natural product contains as much potassium as dried apricots? 100 grams of apricots provide almost half the recommended daily allowance of potassium! Potassium is one of the minerals that contributes to fluid balance and stable blood pressure in the body.
Apricots are even better than wholewheat bread and brown rice when it comes to dietary fibre. Apricots are therefore very beneficial for healthy digestive functioning and a feeling of satiation.
Apricots contain virtually no fat and few calories. 17 calories per apricot, which is less than any other dried fruit. Thanks to the fructose (fruit sugar), apricots are a particularly tasty snack.