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Apricots are an excellent health and beauty food. Three small fresh apricots contain more than 50% of the recommended daily intake of beta-carotene.

Beta-carotene prevents the build-up of plaque deposits in the arteries, protects the eyes from sun damage and deactivates free radicals. In addition, the body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is vital for good vision and for keeping the eyes lubricated. Those at risk of dry eyes, such as contact-lens wearers, should include plenty of apricots in their diet.

Apricots contain significant levels of iron, essential for hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying pigment in red blood cells. Iron deficiency leads to anaemia, pale skin, and thinning, undernourished hair.

Nutrition Chart

Apricot / 50g Amount
Calories 79
Carbohydrate 18.2g
Total Fat 0.3g
Fibre 3.1g
Protein 2.0g
Cholesterol mg
Good Source of Vital Vitamins Beta-carotene
Good Source of Dietary Minerals Potassium, Iron, Manganese