Naturally sweet and delicious, these apricots are darker in colour as they have been dried naturally without the use of sulphur dioxide (E220 or 220), which preserves the colour. This way of drying apricots involves stripping fresh apricots of their water content without tampering with their nutrient qualities
Dried apricots are a good source of:
- Iron — therefore they are a good for the anemic. Anemia is a medical condition where someone’s blood has low red blood cells (RBCs) or the red blood cells have low amounts of hemoglobin. The condition is normally a result of iron deficiency.
- Fibre — The pectin and cellulose present in dried apricots produce a gentle laxative effect that can be used to ease constipation. Eating up to 6 dried apricots a day can help to ease chronic constipation.
- Dried apricots also trigger alkaline reactions in the body ensuring improved digestion.
- beta carotene (plant form of vitamin A) — is a fat-soluble nutrient found in dark green leafy vegetables and fruits like carrots, sweet potatoes, rockmelon and apricots. This extra dose of beta carotene helps ensure good eyesight and protection from normal causes of vision impairment. People who regularly get a natural dose of Vitamin A are better suited to resisting vision deterioration brought about by stress and aging.
- potassium, calcium, phosphorous and Vitamin C