Apricot: benefits, properties and recepies

Apricot: benefits, properties and recepies

Apricot is a sweet-tasting fruit. It has many benefits: it is used in the manufacture of cosmetics such as masks and creams. It can also be used to treat dark circles under the eyes and acne.

In this article, we list the benefits of apricots for health.

What does apricot contain?

As a source of energy, 100 grams of apricots provides 48 kilocalories.

Its proportion of nutrients is divided into:

  • More than 86% water.
  • Nearly 0.5% healthy fats, such as sunflower oil or nuts.
  • 1.4% protein.
  • 11% of carbohydrates.
  • More than 2% of fibers.

It also contains minerals such as:

  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Sodium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Manganese
  • Copper.

In terms of vitamins, apricot is a fruit very rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. It also contains vitamin E and a small amount of vitamins of group B.

Benefits of apricot

Benefits of apricot

Prepares the stomach so that the food has better digestion, thanks to its alkalizing reaction that neutralizes acids.

Its high iron content helps to treat anemia. It contains copper which facilitates the absorption of iron by the body. Permanent consumption of apricot helps to increase hemoglobin levels.

Promotes intestinal transit since it contains large amounts of pectin and cellulose that act as a laxative.

Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease because it is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C and lycopene that reduce bad cholesterol and improve heart health.

Its high content of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E reduces the risk of vision problems.

An apricot juice (apricot juice, water and a little honey) relieves fever. It helps quench thirst, fever and cleanse the body. It also provides vitamins and minerals for the body.

Apricot oil contains a wide range of nutrients that promote hair growth, moisturize dry skin and relieve psoriasis, dandruff and eczema.

Apricot is a source of carbohydrates, especially sugars, which provide the energy the brain needs to function.

It helps eliminate toxins from the body, because of its potassium content.

It helps maintain correct brain function, due to its phosphorus content. In addition, its calcium content maintains the balance of solid bone formation.

It protects the skin and helps keep it healthy, thanks to its vitamin A content.

It protects against colds and helps to treat wounds, thanks to its vitamin C content.

It protects against toxins and aging, due to its vitamin A and vitamin C content.

[ Read more: Apricots: properties and health benefits ]

Apricot recipes

Apricot salad

Ingredients for four people apricot salad

  • 1000 g apricots.
  • 100 g raisins.
  • 2 pears.
  • A spoonful of whole sugar
  • 500 g of grapefruit juice.
  • 1 tablespoon whole sugar.

Preparation of the apricot salad

  • Wash and peel the pears and cut into pieces.
  • Wash the apricots and divide them in half.
  • In a dish, place 500 g of grapefruit juice.
  • Add the chopped pears, apricots, raisins and a spoonful of whole sugar.
  • Let the ingredients macerate for 60 minutes.

Apricots cake

ingredients

  • 6 eggs.
  • 200 gr of flour.
  • 200 gr of apricot jam.
  • 150 gr of sugar.
  • 12 nuts.
  • 125 ml of olive oil.
  • A bar of dark chocolate.
  • 1 envelope of yeast.

Preparation of the apricot cake

  • Mix the sugar with the egg yolks and the oil. Beat well.
  • Add the previously melted chocolate to a bain-marie. (To do this, place the chocolate in a saucepan and place it in another container with boiling water.With a wooden spoon, stir the chocolate until it is well dissolved). One third of the chocolate is reserved to cover the cake later.
  • Raise the egg whites until the snow is yellow, and until they look like spongy snow, and add them to the mixture.
  • Add the nuts by reserving a few pieces to decorate the cake on the outside.
  • Add the flour and yeast and mix well.
  • Bake for 25 minutes at 200ºC. (Before putting the cake in the oven, it must be warm beforehand)
  • Once cooked, divide the cake into two layers and fill one of them with apricot jam. Place the other part on top, cover the cake with the chocolate and garnish with nuts.

Sources

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov : Phenolic compounds and vitamins in wild and cultivated apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) fruits grown in irrigated and dry farming conditions.
[2] https://food.ndtv.com : 8 Amazing Apricot Benefits: The Nutritional Heavyweight Among Fruits.
[3] https://draxe.com : Apricot Benefits the Liver, Eyes & Digestive System.





Posted on 04/20/2018 by Essia Ghorbel Benefits of Vegetables and... 0 4583
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