Dried apricots (dried apricots) are very popular. For example, during several space flights they were included in the diet of American astronauts. It is believed that when dried, apricots increase the concentration of beta-carotene, potassium and iron.
However, it should be taken into account thatDried apricots have more calories than fresh ones.But they are considered very beneficial for health, since they contain many nutrients in a concentrated form.
Kuraga contains (per 100 g of dry matter) provitamin A – carotene 3.5 mg, vitamins B1, B2, PP, C – 4 mg. The amount of protein in it reaches 5.2%, carbohydrates – 66, organic acids – 1.5 and tender fiber – 3.2%. There is much less water in dried apricots (20% instead of 86 in fresh fruits), and the calorie content increases from 46 to 272 kcal per 100 g of product. She also rich trace elements. Dried apricots contain copper, manganese, nickel, titanium, vanadium, molybdenum, strontium, boron, aluminum.
The presence of a large amount of iron determines the medicinal value of apricots for anemia.It is believed that 100 g of apricots has the same effect on blood formation as 40 mg of iron or 250 g of fresh liver.
Dried apricots are of several types: apricots – dried apricots with stones, dried apricots – fruits cut into halves, and kaisa – dry whole fruits with a squeezed stone.
Dried apricots and apricots have a large amount of such a useful substance for the body as potassium.They have a therapeutic effect for those who suffer from diseases of the cardiovascular system, kidneys, and obesity. These fruits support working capacity, have a positive effect on the vessels of the brain and help to endure neuro-emotional overload.
Dried apricots are just a storehouse of substances useful for the vessels of the brain – phosphorus, potassium, magnesium.To improve memory, it is recommended to eat 50 g of dried apricots per day.
In addition, soaked dried apricots (about 100-150 g per day) perfectly cleanse the intestines of toxins and normalize its function with a tendency to both diarrhea and constipation.
_A folk recipe, with which doctors agree, to strengthen immunity and cleanse the body:_200 g dried apricots, 200 g prunes, 100 g peeled walnuts pass through a meat grinder. Add 2 tbsp. l. honey and mix well. The resulting mass should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed 2 tbsp. l. in the morning and before bed. For people suffering from constipation, it is recommended to add another 50 g of wheat bran to this mixture.
However, unfortunately, these magnificent fruits also have contraindications:apricots are contraindicated for people suffering from diabetes.