Dried apricots retains a lot of nutrients of fresh apricot, but in concentrated form. There are no various chemical additives: dyes, flavors and flavor enhancers. However, apricots are very tasty. The sweetness of dried apricots give a natural sugar that does not increase insulin levels and do not contribute to obesity.
Vitamin composition of dried apricots is quite modest, as most of the vitamins are lost due to drying. However, some of them still remains: it carotene, ascorbic acid and B vitamins But overall benefits of dried apricots due to the high mineral content. Dried apricots are rich in magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Wherein the concentration of micronutrients in the drying process is increased several times.
Because of these useful properties, apricots help improve the condition of people suffering from cardiovascular disorders, thyroid disease, diabetes, kidney disease, hypovitaminosis and anemia. Besides regular consumption of dried apricots have a positive impact on the vision, hair and skin.
Due to a significant content of dietary fiber, dried apricots improves the gastrointestinal tract. However, it should not be abused. A day is enough to eat 5-6 dried fruit. A larger amount may lead to gastric and intestinal disorders.
Dried apricots are quite nutritious, but it's not just empty calories - they are easily digested, so dried apricots can be used in dietary nutrition. The use of only two fetuses before each meal will be satisfied more quickly, that is to eat less of the main dishes. When dieting is also useful to use a decoction of dried apricots without sugar - it enriches the diet of useful minerals. Apricots good for weight loss and as an additive to oatmeal or rice. In addition, apricots goes well with meat and fish.