Dried Apricot



Of all dried fruits, dried apricots contain the highest amount of vitamin A, which is considered an essential nutrient, which contributes to the maintenance of normal vision and skin, among other benefits (1,2,3). They’re also high in fiber, potassium, copper and vitamin E and a source of iron and niacin, also known as vitamin B3 (1,2).

The inhabitants of Hunza, in Pakistan, attribute their remarkable health and longevity to this small dried fruit
(4).

1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release April, 2018.
2. Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods.
3. Commission Regulation (EU) No 432/2012 of 16 May 2012.
4. Faust, M.; Surányi, D. and Nyujtó, F. 1998. Origin and Dissemination of Apricot. In Janick, J. Ed., Horticultural Reviews, Volume 22 pp.225-265. USA: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Dried Apricots are High in Vitamin A

Nutrient Units Value per 100gr Value per 28gr, 1 oz (1 handful)
Proximates      
Water g 30.89 8.65
Energy kcal 241 67
Energy kJ 1009 283
Nutrient Units Value per 100gr Value per 28gr, 1 oz (1 handful)
Proximates      
Water g 30.89 8.65
Energy kcal 241 67
Energy kJ 1009 283
Protein g 3.39 0.95
Total lipid (fat) g 0.51 0.14
Ash g 2.57 0.72
Carbohydrate, by difference g 62.64 17.54
Fiber, total dietary g 7.3 2.0
Sugars, total g 53.44 14.96
Sucrose g 7.89 2.21
Glucose (dextrose) g 33.08 9.26
Fructose g 12.47 3.49
Lactose g 0.00 0.00
Maltose g 0.00 0.00
Galactose g 0.00 0.00
Starch g 0.35 0.10
Minerals      
Calcium, Ca mg 55 15
Iron, Fe mg 2.66 0.74
Magnesium, Mg mg 32 9
Phosphorus, P mg 71 20
Potassium, K mg 1162 325
Sodium, Na mg 10 3
Zinc, Zn mg 0.39 0.11
Copper, Cu mg 0.343 0.096
Manganese, Mn mg 0.235 0.066
Selenium, Se µg 2.2 0.6
Vitamins      
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 1.0 0.3
Thiamin mg 0.015 0.004
Riboflavin mg 0.074 0.021
Niacin mg 2.589 0.725
Pantothenic acid mg 0.516 0.144
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.143 0.040
Folate, total µg 10 3
Folic acid µg 0.0 0.0
Folate, food µg 10 3
Folate, DFE µg 10 3
Choline, total mg 13.9 3.9
Betaine mg 0.3 0.1
Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 0.00
Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 0.00
Vitamin A, RAE µg 180 50
Retinol µg 0.0 0.0
Carotene, beta µg 2163 606
Carotene, alpha µg 0.0 0.0
Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 0.0 0.0
Vitamin A, IU IU 3604 1009
Lycopene µg 0.0 0.0
Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0.0 0.0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 4.33 1.21
Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 0.00
Tocopherol, beta mg 0.05 0.01
Tocopherol, gamma mg 0.08 0.02
Tocopherol, delta mg 0.01 0.00
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 0.0
Vitamin D IU 0.0 0.0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 3.1 0.9
Lipids      
8:0 g 0.000 0.000
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.017 0.005
6:0 g 0.000 0.000
4:0 g 0.000 0.000
10:0 g 0.000 0.000
12:0 g 0.000 0.000
15:0 g 0.000 0.000
14:0 g 0.000 0.000
16:0 g 0.017 0.005
17:0 g 0.000 0.000
18:0 g 0.000 0.000
22:0 g 0.000 0.000
24:0 g 0.000 0.000
20:0 g 0.000 0.000
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.074 0.021
16:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 0.000
18:1 undifferentiated g 0.074 0.021
14:1 g 0.000 0.000
20:1 g 0.000 0.000
22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.074 0.021
18:2 undifferentiated g 0.074 0.021
18:3 undifferentiated g 0.000 0.000
Cholesterol mg 0.000 0.000
18:4 g 0.000 0.000
20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 0.000
20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 0.000
22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 0.000
22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 0.000
Amino Acids      
Tryptophan g 0.016 0.004
Threonine g 0.073 0.020
Isoleucine g 0.063 0.018
Leucine g 0.105 0.029
Lysine g 0.083 0.023
Methionine g 0.015 0.004
Cystine g 0.019 0.005
Phenylalanine g 0.062 0.017
Tyrosine g 0.039 0.011
Valine g 0.078 0.022
Arginine g 0.066 0.018
Histidine g 0.047 0.013
Alanine g 0.110 0.031
Aspartic acid g 0.937 0.262
Glutamic acid g 0.188 0.053
Glycine g 0.070 0.020
Proline g 0.821 0.230
Serine g 0.087 0.024
Others      
Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 0.0
Caffeine mg 0.0 0.0
Theobromine mg 0.0 0.0
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