Dried apricots have many benefits and they are a great way to supplement your diet with fibers and nutrients.
They are small, convenient to store and have a lightly sweet taste that’s not too overwhelming.
They are loved globally for their versatility and, to add a hint of sweetness to the food, can be mixed with a variety of different recipes such as breakfast cereals, milkshakes, salads and ice cream.
Dried fruits, including apricots, are made by drying the fruit of its water content without harming or reducing the nutrition value of the apricot.
The fruit shrinks in the process, so it takes more apricots per kg to produce the same amount of dried fruits.
This gives dried apricots (and other dried fruits) the advantage of a longer shelf life, being more convenient to store and, since they are essentially a concentrated form of apricots, they are a good source of energy.
Below are some additional benefits:
High fiber content
One serving of dried apricots is equivalent to about 4 grams of fiber, which easily covers your recommended daily intake.
For added flavor, you can combine them into your salad or breakfast of choice as well.
Compared to other snacks, dried apricots are a much better option with significantly lower calories than your average candy bar or chips.
As we mentioned, they are also high in fiber, meaning they will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Since dried apricots are the condensed versions of their normal fruit, their benefits are they contain higher concentrations of nutrients in a single serving.
These include calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamin A and Iron. Together, the nutrients help supplement your immune system, promote healthy cell growth, maintain your eyesight and provide a quick boost of energy.
Mental health benefits
The magnesium content found in dried apricots has been known to have calming effects for those who are prone to stress and anxiety.
They also provide relief for insomnia and other sleep related disorders due to their calming properties.
With so many benefits derived from it, it’s no surprise they’re a popular snacking option for many.
They’re an excellent way to supplement your diet, to mix up your breakfast, to add a bit of flavor and texture to your salad or breakfast and are a much healthier option for snacking.
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