Prunus Armeniaca Linnaeus or known as Apricot, is a fruit of several species in the genus Prunus. Dried Apricots are a very sweet and pleasant form of apricots which are made from the ripe and intact apricots. Producing that, they separate the seed of apricot in the line of its groove. The origin of apricot is disputed, but it is considered to be from china. In the first century apricots spread from china and Siberia to Europe and east Asia. Because of being the country of four seasons and ecology situation, different forms of apricots are cultivated in Iran.
What is dried apricot?
Dried apricots also known as “Gheysi” are one of the most important dried fruits produced in Iran. Dried apricots are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Nutritional Value of Dried Apricot
Nutrition Facts Amount in 100gr
Calories 320 kilo calories
Carbohydrate 82.89 gr
Protein 4.90 gr
Fat 0.62 gr
Water 7.50 gr
Fiber 0.00 gr
Sugar 0.00 gr
Cholesterol 0.00 gr
Vitamin Amount in 100 mili gr
Vitamin A 633 micro gr
Vitamin C 9.50 mili gr
Thiamine B1 0.04 mili gr
Riboflavin B2 0.15 mili gr
Niacin B3 3.58 mili gr
Adenine B4 0.00 mili gr
Pantothenic Acid B5 1.07 mili gr
Vitamin B6 0.52 mili gr
Folate B9 4.00 micro gr
Mineral Amount in 100 gr
Calcium 61.00 mili gr
Iron 6.31 mili gr
Magnesium 63 mili gr
Phosphorus 157 mili gr
Potassium 1850 mili gr
Sodium 13 mili gr
Zinc 1 mili gr
Copper 0.58 mili gr
Manganese 0.37 mili gr
Selenium 0.00 mili gr
What are the benefits of dried apricots?
Drying a fruit is good way to preserve the minerals and vitamins and generally its benefits. For example, a cup of fresh apricots contain 86 percent water and 74 calories. A cup of dried apricots however has less water but contains near 212 calories.
Therefore, if you need calories for your exercises, dried apricots are a sweet idea.
Because of their Vitamin E and Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene, dried apricots are a good natural source for eye health and prevents the age related eye disorders.
It’s good for your bones. Because of the minerals and especially the Boron, it’s good for preventing osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and other similar bone disorders.
Dried apricots contain many of vital nutrients necessary for skin health. For instance, they contain beta-carotene. Body converts beta-carotene into Vitamin A (retinol). Scientific researches show that it protects skin against sunburns and other UV rays damages.
Dried apricots contain iron, so it’s good for those who suffer from anemia like pregnant women. A cup of dried apricots contain 3.5 milligrams of iron.
Dried apricots are a good source of potassium. For those who suffer from hypertension, potassium helps to reduce blood pressure. It also helps to balance the fluids of body.
Promoting gut health. Dried apricots contain dietary fiber. The dietary fiber helps your gut work better, helps the digestive process and also is good for blood sugar levels and cholesterol level.
Antioxidants. Apricots contain many antioxidants. One of the most important group of antioxidants are flavonoids and apricots are rich of flavonoids. Flavonoids are good for heart disease and diabetes and has a anti-inflammatory effect.
How to store dried apricots?
Although dried apricots are tough in surviving, but it’s better to keep them in a cool dry place like refrigerator. The temperature shouldn’t be more than 75F or they will be dark in color and will lose the nutrients values.
Where can I buy dried apricots in cheaper prices?
Rad Pardis group is a main supplier to wholesale different kinds of dried fruits. Here you can find naturally grown dried apricots with high quality and cheaper prices. To know detailed information of our dried apricots such as price, color, weight, size and type of them please check our products information.
How is the dried apricots packed for shipping?
We offer the 10 Kg packs for our products. You can offer your own way of package. Then we can pack the products exactly the way you want.
Why choose Rad Pardis to buy online dried fruits?
Rad Pardis is a company with well trained staff which has the ability to produce a variety of dried fruits. Our mission is to honor and respect our clients, with a good service and high quality products we want to have the loyalty of our clients. We have the ability of fast delivery of our products to all around the world specially the countries of Middle East. Our experts as trustable advisors are there for you thorough this journey.