(Dried Apricots) Our SUN dried apricots are sun dried in Turkey, the world’s leading producer. To obtain a dry, sweet and fleshy apricot. It is necessary that the original fruit has a high content of sugar and dry matter, and the Turkish varieties are perfect for that.
When the apricot is dried. The water evaporates and allows to concentrate certain elements such as sugar or antioxidants. On the other hand, there is still a loss of some vitamins, especially the C, which is not very heat resistant. This is why eating 1 fresh apricot does not correspond to the same intakes as eating 1 apricot dry.
But drying also removes the beautiful orange color of the fresh apricot. It burnished, as when we tan. To keep this pretty orange color. The apricot is treated with sulfur. It also has an important conservation role by protecting it from insects. But do not worry, the apricots are washed to remove sulfur and the remaining concentration is very low and well framed by legislation.
An apricot is composed mainly of carbohydrates. It is simple sugars, easy to digest when consumed in isolation. All these sugars produce a large reserve of energy. Very useful in the field of sport. It is advisable to consume during an effort. Especially when it lasts more than one hour. It is not carbohydrates that prepare you for an effort (unlike pasta or dried oleaginous fruits) but to resist.
How much apricot should be ingested during exercise?
To avoid excess calories, a daily portion between 30 g and 50 g of dried apricots is recommended. This quantity is to adapt according to your energy needs, and the effort that you realize.
The Contributions In Trace Elements And Fibers
You thought that the only virtues of dried apricots were a great source of energy? So hang on, because these fruits are also full of fiber (7.3 g of fiber per 100 g of dried apricots), a direct pass for good digestion.
And that’s not all ! Since they no longer contain water. Dried apricots are a concentrate of trace elements.
- Potassium and low sodium, which reduces the risk of high blood pressure
- Iron, to fight against anemia
- Antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, which improves vision.