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In Latin, apricot means "precious" and it is indeed one. Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer. Fresh, ripe apricots are really appealing when they arrive in market in their season. The apricot is a relative of the peach fruit. Nutrients in apricots can help protect the heart and eyes, as well as provide the disease-fighting effects of fiber.

The high beta-carotene and lycopene activity of apricots makes them important heart health foods. Apricots contain nutrients such as vitamin A & C that promote good vision. Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, quenches free radical damage to cells and tissues.

Apricots are delicious if eaten fresh, but they are terrific after boiling, grilling or poaching. You can easily slice them up for fruit salads, or make Apricot puree to use in cake, dessert or on meat.

Pack an apricot for your lunch or add it to your breakfast table – apricots are simply appetizing.


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