Apricots are available fresh, canned and dried for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose apricots that are plump, firm and uniformly colored.
Varieties to Explore
Nutrient Content Claims
Low in fat, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of fiber, Good source of vitamin A, Good source of vitamin C, Good source of copper
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Apricots are low in fat.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Apricots are sodium-free.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Apricots are naturally sodium-free.
- Apricots, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Apricots contain no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low-fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, Vitamin A, or Vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Apricots are a good source of fiber and vitamins A and C.
Store apricots at room temperature until ripe then in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for 3-5 days. To ripen: place in paper bag on counter.
Presence in Ethnic Foods
Asian / Chinese, Japanese, Korean / South East Asia
(Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / African / Cuban, Puerto Rican / Latino / Pacific Islands
Social Media Posts
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