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Apricots

Also Known As : Khubani
Technical Name : Prunus armeniaca

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is sweet, musky and tart in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Simply blanch apricots in boiling water for about 20 seconds and then plunge into ice water,this will help the skin to peel off easily.

Common names and forms

  1. Apricot (Natural)
  2. Apricot Halves
  3. Organic Apricot

Description

Apricot fruit appears similar to a peach, and the color ranges from pale yellow to deep burnt orange, the flesh ranges from golden color to bright orange. They are eaten fresh or cooked. Thay are also made into jam and are often used to flavour liqueurs.

Health benefits

  • Apricots are helpful in protecting the heart from atherosclerosis (build-up of fat inside artery wall), heart attack and stroke.(1)
  • The high amount of potassium in apricots helps to improve metabolism.(1)
  • They contain high amounts of pectin and cellulose which helps to reduce constipation.(2)
  • They are also rich in vitamin A and C which are powerful antioxidants that help to fight against cancer.(2)
  • They have certain expectorant and stimulant qualities that help to prevent asthma attacks, tuberculosis and bronchitis.(2)
  • They help in strengthening the optic nerves in eyes and also prevent macular degeneration.(2)

Selection Guide

Select apricots which look orange in color and avoid those that are pale yellow. Make sure they are slightly soft, if they are too firm they have not been tree-ripened. Generally, tree-ripened fruits always taste awesome.

Note

Overconsumption of apricot may cause symptoms of sudden drop in blood pressure, headache, increase in thirst and weakness.(3)

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