Benefits of apricot dried apricots, and information on the nutritional properties provided by the delicious dried apricots, made with fresh apricots.
Precisely as we mentioned in a previous note in which we told you about the different benefits of prunes, dried fruits become a really healthy nutritional option, thanks to the fact that their nutritional values increase during the drying process, but also their simple carbohydrate content (for this reason they are suitable for athletes and ultimately all those who need an extra supply of energy).
These fruits are made by drying them naturally in the sun or by artificial heat, which causes their water content to drop sharply while their concentration of nutrients increases.
Among the different dried fruits that we can find in the market, there is no doubt that the most popular are raisins, prunes themselves and apricot dried apricots.
The dried apricots also are called dried apricots, and is obtained from different varieties of fresh apricots, highlighting among these varieties apricot Greek and Turkish.
Nutritional properties of dried apricots
As we mentioned at the beginning, the drying process of the apricot causes its water content to be reduced, but in turn it tends to increase the presence of simple carbohydrates, as well as its nutritional content.
From a nutritional point of view, there is no doubt that apricot apricots are an excellent supply of vitamins such as provitamin A (beta-carotene, which becomes vitamin A, essential for vision), vitamin B3 or niacin and vitamin C, although this time in less quantity.
Regarding the minerals it provides, it stands out for being an excellent source of calcium, potassium and iron. We also find soluble and insoluble fiber.
Benefits of apricot dried apricots
There is no doubt that dried or dried fruits become a really adequate nutritional option for breakfast, accompanying them with cereals and milk by enriching it with fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Thanks to its fiber content, it is an excellent option when it comes to improving intestinal transit, and its regular consumption helps positively when it comes to preventing or relieving constipation.
Due to its very high content of simple carbohydrates, its consumption is recommended for athletes and for all those who need a quick supply of extra energy. However, its consumption is not recommended in people who are overweight or obese, who especially follow a weight loss diet.