The Apricot is a small tree, classified with the plum. The fruit is a drupe, yellow to orange in colour. There is a single seed in the middle. The native is said to be China. Greek physicians regarded it as a food medicine.
Research on Apricots says that it possess the highest levels and widest variety of carotenoids. Carotenoids prevent heart diseases and protects from cancer.
100 grams contains:
(The values are approximate only and not exact)
* It is excellent for anaemia due to its high content of iron.
* Apricot is a good remedy for constipation. Regular use of apricot stimulates smooth bowel movement due to its high fibre. Eat 2 or 3 to see the effect.
* It maintains good health.