You must have heard the names of many types of dry fruits and nuts. Many of them are good in taste, while some may be beneficial for health. One such dry fruit is dry apricots.
Just as apricots have benefits for health, similarly its dry fruit is also healthy as well as taste. Dry apricots are called Kisht or Kisht in many areas of Kashmir and Himachal. Here we will explain the benefits of Dried Apricot
Benefits of Dried Apricot
Dried Apricot Rich in nutrients
Dry apricots are rich in many types of important nutrients. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin-A, C and folate, which are beneficial for health. In addition, dried apricots also contain phytochemicals such as carotenoids and polyphenols, which may be beneficial for health.
Benefits of Dried Apricot Lose Weight
It is believed that when dried apricots are consumed in limited quantities, it can be beneficial in controlling weight. 100 grams of apricot contains about 7.3 grams of fiber. Other research has found that fiber intake may be effective in controlling appetite. This can help reduce and control the increasing weight. Here we make it clear that there is no scientific research directly linking dry apricots to weight loss. Therefore, to lose weight, consult the doctor before using dry apricots.
Benefits of Dried Apricot Prevention of Anemia
As mentioned in the point above, iron deficiency in the body can cause anemia. Dry apricots can be beneficial to overcome this problem. Indeed, a paper published by Central District Health found that 1 to 2.5 milligrams of iron were found in 10 dry apricots. Therefore, consuming dry apricots can help maintain iron levels normal. The anemia problem can be avoided to some extent.
Benefits of Dried Apricot Relieving Constipation
Fiber content is found in dry apricots. Fiber is believed to be beneficial in ameliorating digestive system problems. One of them is also constipation. Fiber can be helpful in thinning the stool out of the body. This can help reduce the problem of constipation. Yes, if someone’s constipation problem is serious, they should be treated by a doctor. Also, dried apricots can also be consumed as home remedies.
To control diabetes
People take a variety of remedies to get rid of diabetes. At the same time, you will be surprised to know that despite being sweet in taste, dried apricots can be helpful in controlling diabetes. In research published through NCBI, dry apricot-like fruits have been classified as having a low glycemic index (the unit for measuring sugar present in the blood).
This means that consuming it may help control the level of sugar present in the blood. Also, we should clarify that in the case of diabetes, the consumption of dry apricots is not a cure. Therefore, the diabetic patient must take the medicine given by the doctor.
For Healthy Eyes
In addition to health, dry apricots can also be beneficial for the eyes. Vitamin-A is found in it. Many types of eye problems due to vitamin-A deficiency can also be avoided by its intake, in which night blindness and spots under the eyes are prominent. In addition, vitamin-A can be beneficial in eliminating many types of eye problems and reducing their effects. Those problems include eye problems with increasing age, etc..
For Stronger Bones
Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are problems associated with weak bones. According to research conducted by Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism, the intake of dry apricots may help protect bones from weakening. Actually, it contains a nutrient called boron. To check its significance, some women were given 3-4mg of boron for a year just before menopause (menopause). During this research, it was found that taking boron improved the mineral density of bones and apricot has been considered as a source of boron. On this basis, it can be said that the problem of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis can be avoided by the consumption of dry apricots.
Protects skin from aging
Dry apricots can be helpful in relieving health as well as skin problems. Several types of research have found that dried apricots have antioxidant properties along with nutrients such as vitamin-A and vitamin-C. These nutrients and properties found in dry apricots can be helpful in keeping the skin healthy as well as skincare.
Uses Of Dried Apricot
- It can be used in breakfast in the morning.
- It can be used for topping many dishes like cakes etc.
- You can add dry apricots to increase the taste and nutritional value of fruit salad.
- In many places, it is also used for ice cream.
- Dry apricot jam can also be made.
- Quantity: There is no straightforward research available on the daily intake of dried apricots. In general, you can consume a limited quantity of a quarter cup or about 50 grams of dry apricot. However, before taking it, do take the advice of a dietician.
Side Effects of Dried Apricot
- Excess intake of dry apricots can cause problems with the small intestine.
- Some dried fruits in the market are protected by the use of sulfur dioxide, which can promote asthma in susceptible individuals.
- Some research has found that some amounts of ochratoxin A, a type of toxin, are found in dry boils. These can lead to many types of diseases.
- Dry apricots can spoil if stored incorrectly and cause fungus in them. Consuming such dry apricots can be harmful to health.
How to store dried apricots?
To store dry apricots, you can store them in a screw jar by placing them in a paper bag, but this method can only keep dry apricots just for one month. Apart from this, you can store it in the refrigerator. Dry apricots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.