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Apricot Nutrition

the nutritional value of apricots and full apricot nutrition information...


apricots

Apricots contain high amounts of beta carotene which is good for eye health. Beta carotene also helps protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, which may help prevent heart disease.

  • Apricots are one of the best sources of beta carotene, with one apricot providing roughly the daily dietary requirements for vitamin A. Beta carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body and is good for eye health. Vitamin A is also good for the regulation of cell growth, acts as an antioxidant and helps to improve immune function.

  • Apricots contain good levels of dietary fibre which is important in the prevention of constipation and can help prevent colon cancer.

  • Apricots also contain a good amount of potassium which helps to regulate the bodies' acid balance and promotes healthy muscles.

  • Apricots contain a substance called lycopene which helps in the prevention of cancer and also protects the body from high cholesterol, thereby preventing heart disease.

  • Apricot nutrition helps in removing gallstones and also destroys intestinal worms. It also aids in digestion, since it reacts as an alkaline, breaking down food particles.

  • The moderately high copper and iron content in apricots helps to increase the hemoglobin in the blood.

  • One apricot contains around 17 calories.




    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF APRICOTS:

    Apricots, raw

    Refuse: 7%  (Pits)
    Scientific Name:  Prunus armeniaca
    Common Name:  Includes USDA commodity food A386
    NDB No: 09021 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 apricot
    -------
    35g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    30.22
    Energy
    kcal
    17
    Energy
    kJ
    70
    Protein
    g
    0.49
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.14
    Ash
    g
    0.26
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    3.89
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    0.7
    Sugars, total
    g
    3.23
    Sucrose
    g
    2.05
    Glucose (dextrose)
    g
    0.83
    Fructose
    g
    0.33
    Lactose
    g
    0.00
    Maltose
    g
    0.02
    Galactose
    g
    0.00
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    5
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    0.14
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    4
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    8
    Potassium, K
    mg
    91
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    0
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.07
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.027
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.027
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    3.5
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.011
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.014
    Niacin
    mg
    0.210
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.084
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.019
    Folate, total
    mcg
    3
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    3
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    3
    Choline, total
    mg
    1.0
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin B-12, added
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    34
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    383
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    7
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    36
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    674
    Lycopene
    mcg
    0
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    31
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    0.31
    Vitamin E, added
    mg
    0.00
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    1.2
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.009
    4:0
    g
    0.000
    6:0
    g
    0.000
    8:0
    g
    0.000
    10:0
    g
    0.000
    12:0
    g
    0.000
    14:0
    g
    0.000
    16:0
    g
    0.008
    18:0
    g
    0.001
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.060
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.060
    20:1
    g
    0.000
    22:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.027
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.027
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    18:4
    g
    0.000
    20:4 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:5 n-3 (EPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:5 n-3 (DPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:6 n-3 (DHA)
    g
    0.000
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Phytosterols
    mg
    6
    Amino acids
    Tryptophan
    g
    0.005
    Threonine
    g
    0.016
    Isoleucine
    g
    0.014
    Leucine
    g
    0.027
    Lysine
    g
    0.034
    Methionine
    g
    0.002
    Cystine
    g
    0.001
    Phenylalanine
    g
    0.018
    Tyrosine
    g
    0.010
    Valine
    g
    0.016
    Arginine
    g
    0.016
    Histidine
    g
    0.009
    Alanine
    g
    0.024
    Aspartic acid
    g
    0.110
    Glutamic acid
    g
    0.055
    Glycine
    g
    0.014
    Proline
    g
    0.035
    Serine
    g
    0.029
    Other
    Alcohol, ethyl
    g
    0.0
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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