- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Niacin (vitamin B3)
Disease Prevention and Risk Reduction
The Iowa Women’s Health Study, conducted by the University of Minnesota Cancer Center, found that higher intakes of carotenoids and vitamins C and E were associated with a lower risk of gastrointestinal cancers.
A 2009 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition concluded that eating apricots can reduce the risk of liver damage caused by free radicals.
According to OrganicFacts.com, apricots are rich in fiber, which helps with constipation, working as a mild laxative. It also aids in overall digestion.
FruitHealthBenefits.com cites the benefits of eating dried apricots. Because of the vitamin A and high beta carotene content, apricots help ensure good eyesight and protects against normal causes of vision impairment. Dried apricots also contain iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamin C. These minerals are responsible for regulating many natural body processes that would otherwise cease to occur without their presence.
Reinhard, Tonia. Superfoods: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet. Buffalo, NY: Firefly, 2010. Print.