Daily Chef Dried Mediterranean Apricots (26 oz.)
About this item
- 26 oz. of dried apricots
- Great in cereal, trail mix, cookies and oatmeal
- High in fiber
- Good source of antioxidants
Daily Chef™ Dried Mediterranean Apricots (26 oz.) are hand selected from the finest growing region of the Mediterranean at the peak of natural maturity, ensuring the sweetest, most delicious dried apricots. From the orchards of this region came this extraordinary and healthy, fat-free snack. Enjoy plump, juicy dried apricots from the bag or in your next recipe for an adventure in taste.
What Are the Benefits of Eating Apricots?
Daily Chef Dried Mediterranean Apricots are rich in many beneficial plant antioxidants. Some of these are familiar antioxidants while others are more difficult to get from other foods, and may be responsible for specific health benefits. Dried apricots may help protect eyesight, protect against inflammation and are a good source of dietary fiber.
Why Choose Dried Apricots?
Dried fruits offer some advantages over fresh fruits like portability and a longer shelf life. If you are watching your weight, dried fruits should be eaten in moderation as they contain more calories per serving than fresh fruits. Dried apricots and other dried fruits generally contain more fiber than the same-sized serving of their fresh counterparts. Fiber not only helps your digestive system, but according to the Harvard School of Public Health, it also helps prevent obesity, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Dried apricots, figs, raisins and prunes contain high amounts of beta carotene, potassium, vitamin E, niacin, iron, magnesium and calcium. Phenols, a kind of antioxidant, are more abundant in fruits like figs and dates than in some fresh fruits, leading researchers to advise that more dried fruits be added to the American diet. Plant polyphenols may be linked to fighting heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and degenerative diseases of the brain.
About Dried Apricots and Antioxidants
Daily Chef Dried Mediterranean Apricots contain a number of very potent antioxidants. They're a good source of both vitamin A and vitamin C. The health benefits associated with each are many and well-documented. Apricots are also rich in other antioxidants, like flavonoids. Diets high in flavonoids and other types of polyphenols have been linked to reductions in heart disease in humans, as well as other potential benefits. Antioxidants are responsible for some above benefits, but those only scratch the surface of the potential benefits of diets rich in these important nutrients.