Apricot apricots: benefits and properties

Precisely as we mentioned in a previous note in which we talked about the different benefits of prunes, dried fruits become a really healthy nutritional option, thanks to the fact that during the drying process they increase their nutritional values, although also their content in simple carbohydrates (for that reason they are suitable for athletes and for definitively all those people that need an extra contribution of energy).

These fruits are made by drying them naturally in the sun or by artificial heat, which causes their water content to be reduced abruptly while increasing their concentration of nutrients.

Among the different dried fruits that can be found in the market, there is no doubt that the most popular are raisins, prunes and apricot apricots.

The dried apricots they also receive the name of orejones, and is obtained from different varieties of fresh apricots, standing out among these varieties the Greek apricot and the Turkish.

Nutritional properties apricot apricots

As we mentioned at the beginning, the drying process of the apricot causes its water content to be reduced, but in turn it tends to increase the presence of simple carbohydrates, as well as its nutritional content.

From a nutritional point of view, there is no doubt that apricot apricots become an excellent contribution in vitamins such as provitamin A (beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A, essential for vision), vitamin B3 or niacin and vitamin C, although this time in smaller quantities.

Regarding the minerals it provides, it stands out as an excellent source of calcium, potassium and iron. We also find soluble and insoluble fiber.


234 kcal


4.8 g


55 g

Total fat

0.8 g


7.8 g



Provitamin A

107 mcg


1880 mg

Vitamin B3

3 mg


93 mg

Vitamin C





4.2 mg


65 mg

Benefits of apricot apricots

There is no doubt that dried or dried fruits become a truly appropriate nutritional option at breakfast, accompanying them with cereals and milk by enriching them with fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Thanks to its fiber content it is an excellent option when it comes to improving intestinal transit, and its regular consumption helps positively when it comes to preventing or relieving constipation.

Due to its high content in simple carbohydrates, its consumption is recommended in sportsmen and for all those people who need a quick contribution of extra energy. However, its use is not recommended in people who are overweight or obese, especially those who follow a weight-loss diet.

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