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All the Properties of Apricots

by Carmine Rizzo 27 Oct 2022
The apricot is a very versatile foodstuff with numerous health-promoting properties. It is not only rich in vitamins, but also contains high concentrations of minerals and dietary fibre that are useful for our organism.

The vitamin A contained in the fruit is a complete food, useful for the proper functioning of our visual apparatus. In addition, the presence of this substance helps the proper functioning of the skin and certain types of cancer. Vitamin B c, contained in apricots in abundance, has bone-toning properties and strengthens hair, making it shinier. A diet rich in folic acid prevents certain types of cancer and has anti-anaemic properties.

Apricots are fruits of a plant in the Rosaceae family. The plant can grow up to 9 metres high and live up to 50 years.

This plant is cultivated throughout Italy, but the largest cultivations are in the central and southern regions due to its more temperate climates. It can grow up to an altitude of 2000 metres, making it an adaptable crop that grows well in almost all of Italy.

How many apricots can you eat per day?

Too many apricots can cause an increase in body weight. However, as one portion of apricots contains 150 g and the advice is to eat 2-3 fruits per day for a fit person

The calorie intake is very low with only 28 calories per 100 g of edible product, excluding the stone. The numerous antioxidants include beta-carotene and sorbitol.

Properties and Benefits

Apricots have many benefits for the body, one of which is their ability to reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. With this they play a protective role for the heart by controlling our heart rate. They also contain an abundance of potassium, which helps to further regulate our heartbeat and aid digestion. Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A which protects the eyes and skin. Apricot essential oil can be used to treat psoriasis and stimulate melanin production as it induces cell death in diseased cells.
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