Latin Name: Prunus Armeniaca
Osmotic dehydration is the removal of water by immersing the fruit in a solution of salt or sugars of high osmotic pressure.
Our osmotic dehydration involves immersion of the fruit tissue in aqueous solutions of high concentrations of concentrated apple juice.
Apricot is a delicious and sweet fruit with orange-yellow color.
It is one of the most nutritious dried fruits, a good source of fiber, while it also contains vitamins A, B, C and iron. It is rich in antioxidants, potassium and fiber. It does not contain fat and cholesterol, sugar, preservatives or dyes making it an excellent snack choice even during pregnancy (The content of vitamins in dried apricots activates your body and relieves symptoms such as nausea during pregnancy).
– Reduces the risk of hypertension: Dried apricots contain high amounts of potassium helping to balance water levels inside and outside the body’s cells while regulating blood pressure.
– Improves vision: Dried apricot has a high content of beta-carotene. This nutrient improves vision and protects cells from free radical damage. It also boosts cell growth, strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of cancer.
– Relieves constipation: The pectin in dried apricots increases the body’s water level which helps prevent constipation. The fruit also contains a mild laxative which relieves constipation and other gastrointestinal issues.
– Anti-inflammatory properties: Its use can reduce inflammation in parts of the body, especially for people suffering from arthritis or gout.