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Friday, June 22, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Apricots Nutritional Benefits


Apricots Nutritional Benefits:

Apricot fruits are small with velvety fleshy skin, with golden orange
in color. These fruits have musky flavor, less juicy and sweet in
taste. Apricot fruits flavor is similar to plums and peaches as it is
homologous to the same, and botanically called as Prunus Armenia. Though
apricots are originated from China and now it is widely grown in the
United States of America and commercially grown in China, Turkey, Syria,
Italy, France, and in other parts of the world.

Apricots Nutritional profile include; Apricot fruits consist of
antioxidants like beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin,
beta crypto xanthin, and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, copper,
zinc, phosphorous, iron, calcium, and Vitamins such as folates, Vitamin
B complex constituents, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K. In
addition to these, it contains proteins, carbohydrates, fats and dietary
fiber, health promoting phyto-chemicals and zero cholesterol, all
contribute to provide better health.

Apricots Nutritional Benefits include; both dried and fresh apricot
fruits provide various health and nutritional benefits. Due to the
presence of nutrients listed above, apricots are considered as heart
healthy fruits as it reduces blood pressure, control heart rate,
prevents heart stroke, lowers LDL cholesterol, and improves
cardiovascular health totally. The poly phenolic anti oxidants
effectively eliminate free scavenging oxygen radicals, blocks the
mutation of cancerous cells, and prevents various types of cancers.

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