Apricot

World: Plantae
Episode: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Team: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Species: P.armeniaca
Latin Name: Prunus armeniaca

It is a kind of tree with its high altitude extending from Central Asia to North China and it is the fruit of this tree. Single and hard-core, juicy fruit apricot 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter yellow, orange or red color. In our country, apricot is mostly grown in Malatya and its vicinity. In addition, Mersin, Kahramanmaraş, Elazığ, Antalya and Iğdır are important apricot production centers. It is an important fruit for heart health with its vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber.

Thanks to the minerals it contains, such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and manganese, it helps to protect bone health and prevent bone resorption. In addition to being consumed raw, table, marmalade, jam and so on. can also be consumed.

In terms of nutritional value;
Energy: 48 kcal
Carbohydrate: 11.00 g
Protein: 1.40 g
Oil: 0.40 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.00 gr.

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