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Updated 26 February 2013

Apricots

Apricots are rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene and rich in iron and potassium.

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Apricots are rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene and rich in iron and potassium. It can help regulate blood pressure and is also high in soluble fibre, which helps maintain regular bowel function.

Dried apricots should be eaten with foods that are rich in Vitamin C so that iron absorption can be increased.

Dried or fresh apricots can be eaten freely. A handful of dried apricots supplies one fifth of an adult's daily potassium needs and between 10 and 20 percent of an adult's iron needs.


Calories 188
Carotenes 323 mcg
Fat 1 g
Fibre 8 g
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 1880 mg
Carbohydrates 37 g
Starch 0
Sugars 37 g
Protein 4 g
Glycaemic index high
100 g Dried apricots
 
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