Apricots (Khumani) (பாதாமி பழம்)

Apricots (Khumani) are small, orange color, tart-tasting fruits that are rich in various vitamins and minerals. This nutritionally dense fruit protects your heart and eyes.

Health Benefits:

  • Very nutritious and low in calories. Apricots are very nutritious and contain many essential vitamins and minerals. ...
  • High in antioxidants. ...
  • May promote eye health. ...
  • May boost skin health. ...
  • May promote gut health. ...
  • High in potassium. ...
  • Very hydrating. ...
  • May protect your liver.

Apricots are originally cultivated in China. It has nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, B5, Vitamin C, E, and K; also it is rich in calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, iron, and zinc. Dried apricot is a delicious type of traditional dried fruit largely produced in Turkey. Apricot contains chlorogenic acid, catechins, polyphenols, and provitamins.

35 grams serving of fresh Apricots:

  • Energy 16.8 calories
  • Proteins 0.49 grams
  • Fat 0.14 grams
  • Fiber 0.7 grams
  • Carbohydrates 3.89 grams
  • Beta-Carotene 383 mcg
  • Vitamin A 33.6 mcg
1. What is the best time to eat dry fruits?
Dry fruits can be eaten at any time of the day. However, consuming them early in the morning can prove to be more beneficial.

2. Can we eat dry fruits daily?
Yes, one can eat dry fruits daily. Although remember that they are rich in calories, thus, they should only be consumed in moderation.

3. Which dry fruits are good for the heart?
Walnuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews, hazelnuts, and pecans are considered as heart-friendly.

4. Which dry fruits are best for weight loss?
Pistachios, cashews, dates, apricots, raisins, prunes, and almonds can help you speed up your weight loss.

5. Which dry fruits are best for the brain?
Raisins, prunes, dates, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnut can improve your memory and brainpower.

6. Which nuts are good for pregnancy?
Pregnant women can have nuts like almonds, peanuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, walnuts, cashews, and Brazil nuts for a healthy pregnancy.

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