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Apricots growing on a tree

I fell in love with apricots a few years ago when the manager where I work arrange for my coworkers along with myself to have lunch at a 5-star resort. One of the desserts that were on the menu was dried apricots. When I tasted it, it was simply delicious that I ask the cook in the restaurant what they were and that was how I was first introduced to this most amazing fruit.

Apricots have such an interesting history and the journey of this fruit have been long cultivated and harvested from generation to generation.

The history of apricots

According to historical records, apricots were cultivated in China about 3-4000 BC and many years later made its way to Armenia and Europe. The tree later was introduced to Virginia in 1720

and then in 1792, this tree graced the continent of North America. There are several species of apricots that belongs to the stone family.

Apricot desserts

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Apricots dried

Many delicious desserts are made with apricots that is really mind-blowing from pies to cake, pastries and drinks. But what I love is to eat them when they are dried.

dried apricots like in this photo are simply mouthwatering and very delicious. I can just taste them now yummy so good. What I love about this superfood is they are not only delicious but very healthy so we get the best of both worlds.

Their sweetness and their many benefits they contain.

What are some of the benefits of a diet in apricots?

Apricots health benefits

Here are a few apricots health benefits that I believe will really interest you.

1. Apricots are great for our health. Apricots are rich in Vitamin C that helps to support heart health. A diet of apricots keeps the arteries clean by removing a buildup of cholesterol which can contribute to heart disease.

2. Promotes a good bowel movement. Because of its high fibre content apricots does a great job in making it easier when it’s time for the bathroom break.

3. Apricots are loaded with antioxidants which help the body to get rid of free radicals and toxins that can cause much harm.

4. Because of its good Vitamin A content source, apricots promotes eye health.

5. The healing properties that are found in apricots can give healthy skin.

6. Apricots are great when fighting cancer because of its ability to get rid of free radicals that contribute to cancer.

7. Apricots improve our metabolism because of its great potassium content.

8. Apricots improve bone health

Apricot Vitamins

Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Fiber, Iron, Calcium, manganese, and Phosphorus.

The final word

So there is no mystery as to why this fruit has made it on the list of superfoods. Apricots are pretty amazing because of its taste and healing properties

I encourage you to give these fruits a try and benefit in a great way from all they have to offer.

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9 comments

  1. kevon says:

    Oh yes, I love apricots, especially dried ones. I guess coming from the Caribbean we rarely get riped apricots so dried ones are our main choice.

    However, I was totally unaware of the various health benefits of apricots. I would have easily guessed that it was rich in vitamin C and contained lots of fiber. But beyond that I wad clueless. I would have never imagined apricots as a cancer-fighting fruit. Sounds like a superhero of fruits.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Taetske says:

    Good afternoon Norman,

    This is a website after my heart, I love healthy and good tasting things. Your article on Abricots made my mouth water and I realized it is quite a while ago I ate some. My dear Mother, going on a trip, always had dried apricots with her and said they were amazing when one has no food or drink available. I am blessed as I live in the south of Spain with a very pleasant climate, the only problem being lack of rain. I live in an old farmhouse with quite a bit of land so I can grow my own things in a nice vegetable garden. I also have a variety of fruits trees and I say there is nothing better than going out there to pick fresh produce you have grown yourself. There are no pesticides used here, everything is organic.
    It is very important to make people aware that nature provides in many forms for our health.

    Regards, Taetske

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Taetske so good to meet you and I am so happy that I could help. Abricots are really amazing and what is also amazing is being able to grow your own crops without the use of pesticides. It is so good to hear that you have the space to grow your own foods. All the best to you, thanks for sharing, all the best to you and have a good day. 

      1. Taetske says:

        Good afternoon Norman,

        Thank you for replying to my comment. I really think people should have an open mind and realize our health does not come through big Pharma. They take our money and health away from us. Going back to nature is the best one can do.

        Regards, Taetske

  3. Branislav says:

    Hi Norman,

    This your apricot article is really great. I really love apricot and I planted 2 in the previous year, and this year 2 more, so I hope to eat some fresh apricots next year.
    The biggest problem in my area are strong frosts that have an effect on the flowering, but this winter is a little blush, so I hope that everything will go well.
    Given that you are more instructed than I, I have one question: In your opinion, are apricots healthier fresh or dried?

    Thank you for this wonderful article.
    I wish you all the best

    1. Norman says:

      Hello my friend so good to meet you and thanks for responding. I can see that you love apricots and that is so great. As for your question dried apricots tends to be more concentrated providing Good amounts of nutrients even though it is good to mix it up sometimes. Hope this helps and wishing you the best of good health.Have a wonderful day.

  4. Kevin says:

    Good Info on Apricots. My first introduction to them was through what would be called a fruit roll up today. My father would go into San Francisco for work and bring back this large roll of apricot fruit leather. This wasn’t like the sugar coated stuff today, it was just pure fruit. I later learned it was made from Apricots and I started eating them fresh. I hadn’t really studied how healthy they were. I have heard a lot about of contradictory information about apricots seeds. Have you done an article on those?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello so good to hear from you, I am so happy that I could help and this is the first time that I have heard about that seed issue would have to look more into that Have a good day.

  5. Edwin Allen says:

    A most interesting article on Apricots, like the health benefits.

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