Dried apricots, dried fruits like apricots called, has many useful properties.
To get out of apricots apricots are picked ripe whole fruit, which are first washed, then cut and removed from their bone. After that, the fruit left to dry in the sun. Thus, after about a week stay in the sun, ready to eat dried apricots. It should also be noted that to produce one kilogram of dried apricots should be used five to six kilograms of apricots.
This dried fruit is widely used in cooking. Use it as a separate dish as dessert. It is also added to various salads, cakes and muffins. It goes well with meat, fish and rice. Of dried apricots and other dried fruit cook healthy and tasty drink - uzvar.
The composition and caloric content of dried apricots
Many useful properties of dried apricots are dependent on a large number of vitamins and minerals contained in it.
100 g of dried apricots 30 contains 1 g of water, 62, 6 g carbohydrates, 4 g of ashes, 3, 4 g protein, 7, 3 grams of fiber, 0, 5 mg fat, 1, 5 g of organic acids; vitamins A, B1, B2, PP, B3, B6, B9, C, E, K; macronutrients: phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium; trace elements: selenium, copper, iron, zinc, manganese.
Calories of dried apricots is 241 kcal per 100 g of product.
Useful properties of dried apricots
During cooking apricots loses a lot of its beneficial properties. However, the main benefit of dried apricots is high in fiber, organic acids, pectin and minerals.
Eating dried apricots is able to prevent and alleviate anemia, gastrointestinal disease, heart disease, improve vision. If you regularly eat the dried fruit, the appearance of solid tumors and vascular occlusion does not threaten you, and your skin will be for many years to look young and beautiful.
In the dried apricots contain more potassium salts than sodium salts, so dietary properties of dried apricots is truly beautiful. And thanks to the high content of magnesium, doctors recommend eating apricots with hypertension and anemia.
Retinol is contained in dried apricots, is responsible for the full operation of many systems of the body. And if you cook from it a thick infusion or decoction, it will be a diuretic. Therefore, it is advisable to use it in cardiovascular diseases and kidney problems.
People with diabetes, hypovitaminosis or with thyroid disease should also appreciate the benefits of dried apricots. It is an integral part of many homeopathic remedies that are to a large extent help to reduce the intake of synthetic drugs in a variety of chronic diseases.
Do not forget, however, that this dried fruit - a rather concentrated product. Therefore, damage to the excessive use of dried apricots will not be slow in coming. Since it is much more fiber than fresh apricots, as a result of excessive consumption of dried apricots you can earn a disorder of the intestine and stomach.
In order not to cause harm, dried apricots are best to use in an amount of not more than 80-100 grams daily. At the same time you should try not to expose too much of her heat treated and added to various dishes fresh.
It should also be aware that dried apricots contraindicated for people with low blood pressure.