Our dried California Apricots are filled with vitamins and minerals for good nutrition. An excellent source of beta-carotene (Vitamin A), California Apricots also provide Vitamin C, iron, potassium, and fiber among other nutrients. Plus, California Apricots are versatile and mildly sweet, making them a smart choice for adding important vitamins and extra flavor to a healthy diet. Our California Apricots packsthe following punch!
Beta-carotene, a member of the anti-oxidant family, is believed to play a critical role in fighting disease. California apricots are a premium source of beta-carotene with just three fresh apricots containing about 30 percent of the recommended daily amount.
The beta-carotene in apricots is converted to Vitamin A in the body. This nutrient helps protect the eyes and keep the skin, hair, gums and various glands healthy. It also helps build bones and teeth. Plus, research shows that Vitamin A helps to fight infection by maintaining strong immunity. For this reason, researchers are looking to apricots as a valuable source of beta-carotene’s healing power. Note: beta-carotene is often called Vitamin A on food labels.
A Strong Anti-Oxidant Team
The unique mix of compounds found in apricots also makes this fruit a good choice for helping to fight heart disease. Along with beta-carotene, apricots contain the other powerful anti-oxidants, Vitamin C and lycopene. Combined, these compounds help protect against cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Eating five servings of fruit and vegetables each day plays an important role in healthy living. The compounds found in food work together to provide the best benefit for your body. As such, California apricots are a solid choice for keeping healthy and adding variety to the five-a-day quota.