Apricot Seeds

One of the most popular summer fruits is apricot. The ripe fruit has a pronounced pleasant sweet taste. Eat both adults and children. However, many do not know that the apricot seeds can also be eaten. Moreover, it has a number of useful properties.
The Composition of apricot kernel
Apricot seeds are valued for their content of vitamins (PP, B17), minerals (iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium). If the seeds is sweet, then it contains a lot of oil. Still apricot seeds are rich in protein. Especially popular is the oil extracted from the seeds of apricots. It contains vitamins: C, B, A, F, fatty acids (linoleic, oleic, palmitic), phospholipids, tocopherols and many other useful 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 B3 dilates the small blood vessels (including the brain), improves microcirculation, has a weak anticoagulant effect, increasing the fibrinolytic activity of the blood. It has detoxification properties.

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.

Vitamin B9 is essential for the growth and development of the circulatory and immune systems. This vitamin is necessary for the creation and maintenance of healthy cells in a healthy state, so its presence is especially important during periods of rapid development of the body and in early childhood.