Definition

Apricot refers to the the small, light orange-colored stone fruit from a variety of trees of the Prunus genus, most commonly Prunus armeniaca.

Health considerations

Apricots are a source of small amounts of vitamins A, C, E, and some B vitamins, as well as small amounts of potassium, manganese, magnesium, and iron. Apricots are 9% sugar, 2% fiber, and 1.5% protein.

Keep in mind

Apricot kernels are used as almond substitutes in some regions. Bitter apricot kernels, also referred to as bitter almonds, contain compounds which can release cyanide when ingested. See: Bitter almond

May be found in

Tarts, cakes, jams, fresh, frozen, compotes, sauces, spreads

References

Self Nutrition Data
Health Canada

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