Apricots

apricots

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An apricot is a fruit, or the tree that bears the fruit, of several species in the genus Prunus. Usually, an apricot tree is from the species P. armeniaca, but the species P. brigantina, P. mandshurica, P. mume, P. zhengheensis and P. sibirica are closely related, have similar fruit, and are also called apricots. Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Amount Per 1 apricot (35g)

  • Calories: 17
  • Total Fat: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Potassium: 91mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 3.9g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Vitamin A: 13%
  • Vitamin C: 5%
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Vitamin B-6: 0%
  • Calcium: 4.6mg, 1%
  • Iron: 0.1mg, 1%
  • Magnesium: 3.5mg, 1%
  • Phosphorus: 8mg, 1%

What goes good with Apricots?

Pairings: Almond, black pepper, caramel, cardamom, ginger, hazelnut, honey, orange, peach, vanilla, plum.

Health Benefits of Apricots

  • Relieve Constipation
  • Strengthen Bones
  • Improve Heart Health
  • Improve Metabolism
  • Treat Earaches
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties
  • Treat Skin Disorders
  • Treat Anemia
  • Anti-asthmatic

Did you know?

Dried apricots have the highest concentration of potassium by weight of any food.

Full Nutrition Facts for Apricots

Nutrition Facts
For a Serving Size of 1 apricot(35g)
Calories 16.8Calories from Fat 1.2 (7.3%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g
Saturated fat 0g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated fat 0g
Sodium 0.4mg1%
Potassium 90.6mg
Carbohydrates 3.9g
Net carbs 3.2g
Sugar 3.2g
Fiber 0.7g3%
Glucose 0.8g
Fructose 0.3g
Maltose 0g
Sucrose 2.1g
Protein 0.5g
Vitamins and minerals
Vitamin A 33.6μg4%
Vitamin A IU 674.1IU
Vitamin B6 0mg2%
Vitamin B12 0μg0%
Vitamin C 3.5mg6%
Vitamin D 0μg0%
Vitamin D IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.3mg2%
Vitamin K 1.2μg1%
Caffeine 0mg
Calcium 4.6mg1%
Iron 0.1mg2%
Magnesium 3.5mg1%
Phosphorus 8mg1%
Zinc 0.1mg1%
Copper 0mg2%
Manganese 0mg2%
Selenium 0μg1%
Retinol 0μg
Lycopene 0μg
Thiamine 0mg1%
Riboflavin 0mg1%
Niacin 0.2mg2%
Folate 3.2μg1%
Choline 1mg1%
Water 30.2g
Fatty acids
Amino acids
Tryptophan 0g
Threonine 0g
Isoleucine 0g
Leucine 0g
Lysine 0g
Methionine 0g
Cystine 0g
Phenylalanine 0g
Tyrosine 0g
Valine 0g
Arginine 0g
Histidine 0g
Alanine 0g
Aspartic acid 0.1g
Glutamic acid 0.1g
Glycine 0g
Proline 0g
Serine 0g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.

Sources

Also, apricot seeds have been known to cause cyanide poisoning in some people, so make sure you do not ingest or eat the seeds [2]

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