Apricot

Apricot contains up to 20-27% of sugars, organic acids - salicylic, malic, lemon. Apricots are rich in potassium salts (350 mg% of potassium is found in fresh fruits and 1-1717 mg% in dried fruits), strengthening cardiac activity, calcium (involved in the formation of tissues), iron (increasing blood hemoglobin). Apricots have curative effects in diseases of the cardiovascular system, kidneys and obesity.
Nutritive properties of apricot:
According to the nutritional index of pulp, apricot is in the first place among stone fruit crops. In fruits of apricot there is up to 260 mg / 100 g of compounds of the group of flavonoids, which help to strengthen the walls of blood vessels possessing antimicrobial and radiation protective properties; Pectins, capable of removing from the body toxic substances, heavy metals and radioactive elements; Vitamins P, A, B1, B2, B6; Antibacterial substances.
 
List of vitamins:

Vitamin A is involved in oxidation-reduction processes, regulation of protein synthesis, promotes normal metabolism, functions of cellular and subcellular membranes, plays an important role in the formation of bones and teeth, as well as fat deposits, is necessary for the growth of new cells, slows down the aging process.

Systemic thiamine deficiency is a causal factor in the development of a number of serious disorders, the leading place in which the lesions of the nervous system occupy. The complex of consequences of thiamine deficiency is known as the beriberi disease.

Vitamin B2 is necessary for the formation of erythrocytes, antibodies, for the regulation of growth and reproductive functions in the body. It is also necessary for the health of the skin, nails, hair growth and in general for the health of the whole organism, including the function of the thyroid gland.

Vitamin B6 is found in many products. Especially a lot of it is contained in the grain sprouts, walnuts and hazelnuts, spinach, potatoes and carrots, color and cabbage, tomatoes, strawberries, cherries, oranges and lemons, avocados.

Functionally, vitamin P participates together with vitamin C in oxidation-reduction processes in the body. Vitamin P is able to partially remove the severity of avitaminosis C, reducing the permeability and fragility of capillary vessels. Vitamins P protect ascorbic acid and adrenaline from oxidation.