Apricots - Super Benefits

WOGIAM By WOGIAM, 25th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2nepglj8/
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Apricots are a delicious orange fruits with a round seed like stone inside them, the are packed full if natural nutrients and vitamins and the seed inside them is used to make apricot oil, which is excellent for keeping dry skin hydrated.

Nutrients and Vitamins in Apricot

Apricots are rich in beta-carotene like all orange coloured fruits. Vitamin A is the highest level of nutrients found in apricots, it supports the body system, protects the lungs from oxidation damage and maintains healthy vision in the body.
Fresh apricots are a source of vitamin B5 and help the body to fight infection by producing a steady of anti-bodies.

Dried apricots are especially rich in iron which is beneficial for people with anaemia.

Apricots are full of the amino acid called "tryptophan" which the body converts to a brain chemical (serotonin), this nutrient keeps the body energy high, promotes sleep and can result in positive/optimistic behaviour patterns for people who eat them as part of their diet.

Apricots also contain fibre, vitamin C, calcium and zinc among other nutritious components.

Apricot Crumble

This is a delicious alternative to apple crumble.

Ingredients:-

900 grams of peeled and chopped apricots
100 grams of whole meal flour
30 grams of oats
70 grams of sugar
55 grams of sugar
2 teaspoons of demera sugar
50 grams of unsalted butter

Preparation:-

1) Preheat the oven to 150 0
2) Mix the wholemeal flour, oats, sugar and butter together, the end result should have the appearance of bread crumbs
3) Place the apricots in an oven ware baking dish
4) Cover the apricots completely with the mixed crumble
5) Put the dish in the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes

Ready to eat and best hot.

Tags

Apricots, Beta-Carotene, Iron, Nutrients, Vitamins, Zinc

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
25th Sep 2014 (#)

Awesoem post and informative as well, thanks for sharing it, cheers!

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author avatar vickylass
25th Sep 2014 (#)

Together with peaches, apricots are my favourite fruit. Pity that we're in Autumn leading into Winter and this delicious fruit will cease to be on sale.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
26th Sep 2014 (#)

In England we don't have the fresh fruit so much as the dried ...but apricots are really delicious , WOGIAM
Thank you for your interesting post .
Many blessings
Stella ><

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author avatar n.c.radomes
27th Sep 2014 (#)

This is my first time to hear this fruit. Right now I'll do a search to take a good look at Apricot. Do we have this in the Philippines?

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author avatar WOGIAM
27th Sep 2014 (#)

n.c. radomes , I googled it and am able to confirm that they are grown in Japan, North Thailand and China. You may be able to find them in the stores where you live.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
28th Sep 2014 (#)

Wogiam, excellent article on apricots. I have always loved them. I wonder if dried apricots have the same nutritional value? I learned something new today because I wasn't aware of the iron in apricots. Thanks for sharing this article.

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author avatar Annie Godfrey
1st Oct 2014 (#)

Well, I did not know that! I can't wait to try out that recipe later!

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author avatar WOGIAM
2nd Oct 2014 (#)

Annie, It is delicious and not as sticky sweet as apple pie for me.

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