Dried apricots are a dried form of the apricot fruit once dehydrated. They do not contain the kernel (nut) in them. Fresh apricots are excellent sources of nutrients, but some other nutrients become more concentrated once they are dehydrated. As is true of most dried fruits, they provide more nutritional value by weight than fresh varieties.
These sun-dried Apricots from Hunza are naturally sweet and organic, containing the raw nutrients of fresh Apricot. Their water content evaporates without losing its nutritional value.
Nutriential Benefits of Organic Hunza Apricot
These apricots are full of energy. A cup of dried Apricot contains around 313 calories. They are also rich in potassium, iron, fiber, and vitamins A, C, and E. (1)
The fiber content in dried apricots could have a role in treating constipation. Apricots are also good sources of lutein and zeaxanthin; two antioxidants are known to boost eye health. They may further have beneficial effects on diabetes and inflammation.
Organic dried apricot color is darker and coarser, whereas sulfured dried apricots are orange with a soft texture. You can shop slightly sulfured ones here.
Drying out apricots also increases their shelf life and makes them far more convenient to transport and eat on the go. The quality of dried apricots will vary in different parts of the world, as standards for fruit can vary in other regions.
You may also like organic Apricot kernels.
Or you can also try apricot nuts in Apricot Kelawo, which is actually a candy prepared by dipping organic apricot nuts in Honey and Mulberry juice.
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