Apricots are a member of the plum family, which can be bought best and in-season during the month of June. If you are looking for a juicy fruit with a delectable peaches-and-plums-flavor, apricot is exactly what you are looking for.
Eating three apricots a day will provide you half of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A that you need. The inedible part of the fruit which is the seed has been found to have a high level of vitamin B17 called Laetrile, which helps prevent certain cancers. Apricots are also rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, riboflavin, calcium and iron. The fruit also plays a big part in preventing the development of anemia, heart disease, and it helps improve the digestive system and one’s vision.
When buying fresh apricots, make sure that it has a rich orange hue, and the fruit should be a little soft to the touch – which indicates that the apricots are naturally ripened on trees. Apricot by itself is not recommended as a juice drink, but can be blended with other fruits.