Sunday, July 20, 2008

Dried apricots

This is my favourite munchie

Whether you choose to enjoy fresh apricots or dried apricots, they are both a good source of nutrients.

Fresh apricots are a good source of beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin A and fibre. Dried apricots are an excellent source of potassium, as well as a good source of iron and calcium. They are useful in reducing infections or skin problems.

Dried apricots, like all dried fruit, are much higher in calories due to their sugar content and may contain the preservative sulphur dixoide which may instigate asthma attacks.

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