What is Special about Dried Apricots ?

by Anupma SD

Dried Apricots: An apricot fruit, also known as khubani is extremely rich in nutritional value and is sweet and velvety to touch. Apricots are dried by a certain evaporating process which reduces the water content in the fruit. However, it’s nutrition is retained which includes a range of vitamins and minerals. The vitamins A, C, K, E, and niacin are found abundantly along with minerals like potassium, copper manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous. It is also a rich source of dietary fibers.

Dried Apricots

Benefits of dried apricots
  1. Enhances skin glow and makes skin smooth.
  2. It helps treat and cure symptoms of asthma, tuberculosis, and bronchitis.
  3. Lowers blood pressure as it contains only a trace of salt and is a rich source of potassium. It prevents heart disease
  4. It prevents excessive blood loss in case of injury as it contains Vitamin K, which helps in blood clotting.
  5. Helps fight anemia as it is rich in iron.
  6. Treats constipation as dried apricots contain pectin and cellulose.
  7. Aids in digestion and is taken before a meal, also clears digestive tract by getting rid of unwanted waste.
  8. Reduces fever
  9. Used to treat itching due to sunburn, scabies or eczema and used as a scrub as well to exfoliate skin.
  10. It enhances vision as it is a rich source of vitamin A which reduces the probability of cataract or any damage to your eyes.
  11. Regulates heartbeat since it contains potassium which helps maintain a proper fluid balance.
  12. Increases production of hemoglobin as it contains minerals like iron and copper which produce hemoglobin
  13. Regulates metabolism and functions of tissue, organs, further helping in protein synthesis which helps in normal body growth and muscle building.

Dried apricots are extremely beneficial for health and I hope the article was informative for you to start including dried apricots in your diet.

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