Health Benefits of Dried Apricots

 
 
DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED DRIED APRICOTS
 

Pairing our premium dark chocolate with the richness of finest apricots makes a treat that is taken to a whole new level – a treat that is seriously delicious and seriously healthy. Sweet and tangy, surprising and subtle, this creation is sure to be one of a fruit-in-chocolate-lover's favorite!


 
Apricots in dark chocolate, 6 oz
Apricots in dark chocolate 16 oz
 
READY FOR A ROAD TRIP?
 

Dried apricots are one of the healthiest options when it comes to dry fruits. Benefits of dried apricots include vitamin C, vitamin A beta-carotene, iron, and potassium among others. They serve as a great and easy-to-pack snack for road trips and various outdoor activities, when you need to refuel with calorie intake. This is also the main reason as to why most people prefer dried apricots to fresh ones.


 
 
GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN A
 

Dried apricots are a good source of vitamin A. Your immune function, reproductive health and vision all require adequate levels of vitamin A, which also supports cell production in the heart, lungs and kidneys. Vitamin A is considered an antioxidant that helps protect cells and eliminate free radicals from the body.

 
VITAMIN C + ANTIOXIDANTS
 

Dried Apricots contain vitamin C, which is important for the teeth and bones, the skin, connective tissues, helps in iron absorption, and protects against colds and flu.

According to articles published in "Food Chemistry" in June 2003 and "European Food Research and Technology" in January 2009, dried apricots are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols. These compounds reduce oxidative stress in your body and may help to prevent cardiovascular and other diseases.

 
MINERALS & FIBER
 

Dried apricots have a good amount of potassium, which is an essential element that plays vital roles in the body, such as improving metabolism and functions of the tissues, organs and other body cells. Potassium is important for the heart's electrical activity, muscle building and normal body growth. It is needed to regulate levels of acid in the body as well as assisting protein synthesis.

Dried apricots are high in calcium and also provide a good source of vitamin K, which supports and helps calcium in performing functions such as maintenance of healthy bones, teeth and cartilage.

Dried Apricots contain high amounts of pectin, or soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol, improve digestion and the rate of metabolism.

 
 

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