Apricots are rich in potassium, which help to maintain a stable blood pressure and a healthy nervous system. The fibre-content of apricots is high and helps prevent constipation. Apricots contain beta-carotene; an antioxidant that can aid the decrease in risk of heart disease and improve vision.
Apricots provide the benefit of aiding the treatment of anaemia, as well as the alleviation of arthritis and rheumatism. According to an article published on associatedcontent.com (2006), dried apricots “have more nutritional benefits per weight than its fresh counterpart”. Apricots are commonly enjoyed as a snack; in jams or as a stewed fruit in a selection of dish.