Apricots-taste like a cross between a plum and a peach

Apricots-taste like a cross between a plum and a peach

Concentration of the Day: Apricots- These smooth, round fruits have a taste in between a plum and a peach. Good for the eyes because they’re loaded with Vitamin A. They do have beta-carotene, vitamin C and tryptophan.

*On a scale of 1-10 they juice around a 7. Watermelon would be a juice factor of 10.

*Eat them dried if you can. But remember… dried apricots contain sulfites. This extends the shelf life. If you suffer from asthma then USE CAUTION… AND FIND… Organic. FDA regulations prohibit the use of preservatives in organically grown or produced food.

*Apricots contain phytochemicals called carotenoids. One of the carotenoids is lycopene which is a major antioxidant. Antioxidants, as you may recall, help minimize free radical damage. Free radical damage is what causes some cancers.

*Apricots also have potassium, magnesium, calcium and a little iron.

*The beta-carotene in apricots makes them an important food for the heart. Beta-carotene helps limit LDL cholesterol from oxidation, which may help prevent heart disease.