Apricot is the fruit of the plant Prunus armeniaca , belonging to the Rosaceae family is native to China and Japan.
What are the nutritional properties of apricot?
In 100 grams of apricot pulp there is an intake of about 28 calories , divided as follows: 91% carbohydrates, 6% proteins and 3% lipids.
In the same quantity there are also:
- 86.3 g of water
- 6.8 g of soluble sugars
- 1.5 g of fiber
- 320 mg of potassium
- 16 mg of calcium
- 16 mg of phosphorus
- 1 mg of sodium
- 0.5 mg of iron
- 13 mg of vitamin C
- or, 5 mg of vitamin B3 (niacin)
- 0.03 mg of vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- 0.03 mg of vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- 0.03 mg of vitamin A
When should you not eat apricot?
There are no known situations in which the consumption of apricots can interact with the intake of drugs or other substances.
What are the possible benefits of apricot?
L ‘ apricot is a fruit rich in minerals and vitamins . In addition to the benefits generated by its food consumption, this fruit is traditionally indicated as a cure-all in the treatment of bleeding , eye inflammation , fertility problems and spasms .
The oil generated by the pressing and processing of its pulp is instead used in the cosmetic field or as a solvent for pharmaceutical use while stone based pastes are indicated to treat vaginal infections .
The decoctions prepared with the bark of the plant apricot, finally, are considered astringent and useful to alleviate the skin irritation .
What are the contraindications for apricot?
The consumption for food use of apricot has no contraindications. The presence of hypersensitivity to the apricot kernel, however, is able to trigger contact dermatitis and allergic reactions .
The kernel can also trigger reactions similar to hydrogen cyanide intoxication , with the onset of symptoms such as headache , nausea , dizziness , hypotension , vomiting and neuropathies . For this reason, in case of pregnancy or breastfeeding it is however advisable not to use apricot kernel products.