Apricot seeds, also known as apricot kernels, are found inside the hard pit at the center of the apricot. These seeds contain their fair share of nutritious compounds such as vitamin A, magnesium, potassium and iron, as well as a compound called amygdalin, which is used to support a healthy immune system. Amygdalin, is commonly found in the seeds of rose fruits such as apricots, apples, and almonds. It is commonly referred to as vitamin B17. But that’s not all — amygdalin is found in over 1200 different foods, many of which are in our everyday common diets. Studies have
Because apricots bruise and spoil easily, most people opt to preserve their apricots during apricot season. You can make them into pies, jam, or even dry them, which preserves their nutrients. We share numerous apricot recipes on the blog that you’ve got to try for yourself! But did you know that the meat of the apricot fruit isn't the only thing you can eat? You can also consume the seeds, which look like a small almond. Apricot kernel recipes look different depending on where in the world you are. In Egypt, people consume ground apricot kernels with coriander seeds and
Every now and then, a trendy superfood emerges. Avocados, chia seeds, acai berries, and kale are just a few examples. But let’s take a break from these favorite superfoods for a minute to put the spotlight back on the humble apricot: a beautiful fruit that many associate with summertime. The apricot belongs to the rose family: the same family as plums, almonds, peaches and nectarines, among others. Being a part of the rose family makes apricots an excellent source of fiber and carotenoids, such as beta carotene. Also present in carrots, beta carotene is an antioxidant that gives both carrots
hese are good “on-the-go” snack or after/before work out snack. Another fantasic recipe by our very own Hidemi Walsh! Makes 12 pieces Ingredients: 12 pieces Dried Apricots2/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice2 teaspoons honey (adjust the amount based on how sweet your orange is)1 and half bar of ApriSweet Dark Chocolate1.5 tablespoons Unsweetened almond milk15 pieces whole roasted almonds, chopped Directions: Chop dried apricots finely and put into a sauce pan with orange juice and honey. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until orange juice is absorbed. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool to room temperature.Chop chocolate
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