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The Nutritional value of dried apricots

Dried apricots are deliciously sweet and contain a high level of nutrients. They have several health benefits due to the levels of vitamins and minerals, similarly to other nuts, seeds and fruits. These include:

Encourages cell growth
Builds up the immune system
Maintains good vision
Keeps bones healthy
Assists in reproduction

A daily portion of three or four dried apricots contain around a fifth of your daily fibre. Plus, substantial levels of potassium as well as iron, zinc and manganese.

Dried Apricots Nutrition

As well as fibre, dried apricots are a source of Vitamin B3 (3mg in 100g), Potassium (1880mg in 100g), Magnesium (65mg in 100g), Phosphorus (120mg in 100g), Dried apricots Iron (4.1mg in 100g), Copper (0.4mg in 100g) and Manganese (0.4mg in 100g).

  • Vitamin B3 - Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism and contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
  • Potassium - Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Magnesium - Contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Phosphorus - Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
  • Iron - Contributes to normal formulation of red blood cells and haemoglobin
  • Copper - Contributes to maintenance of normal connective tissue
  • Manganese - Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

Dried apricots For Eye Health

Apricots are rich in carotenoids along with vitamin A, C and E, all of which protect our eyes from the damage caused by blue and ultraviolet lights. Three or four dried apricots (the recommended daily portion) contains over a quarter of your daily requirement for Vitamin C, and almost as much Vitamin A. And of course, they count as one of your five a day, widely recommended as a basic of eye health.

Dried Apricots Calories

A single serving of 30g (3 or 4) of our new season dried apricots contains 56 calories, less than half the number found in other high calorie snacks. Plus, as they contain fibre and other nutrients, they are likely to keep you feeling much fuller for longer.

Our range of dried apricots contains all kinds of varieties that offer great taste and health benefits. These include whole, chopped, yogurt coated, and natural dried apricots that are unsulphured and the natural drying process results in a brown, rather than orange colour.

Browse our range of dried apricots in our online shop or discover our other fruit and dried fruit health foods.