Apricot is rich in Vitamin A and vitamin C, in 155 gram of servings it contains 60% vitamin A and 26% vitamin C, 2% Calcium and 3% Iron. The almond found in apricot contains 40 to 45% oil.
Benefits from Health and Medical point of view
For centuries apricot fruit it's pulp and flower has been used in medicine. In China one famous medicine was prepared from the pulp of it's tree and was famous for longevity. For a long time apricots flower has been used in beauty products of women. The oil found in the tree of apricot resembles with the oil of almond. It's used as anti-convellent, to heal wounds, to kill the germs of stomach.
Apricot is very helpful in constipation. This is due to the presense of pectin and type of cell membrane in it. This cell membrane doesn't digests so it makes the intestine to work more and pectin absorbs water and becomes part of this indigestible cell membrane and makes dejection easy. If you have constipation for a long time and is not recovering than taking 6-8 pieces of apricot daily has great benefit.
If you have indigestion or acidity in stomach then taking a piece before any meal helps to reduce acidity.
If you have less blood or deficiency of blood in body then because apricot contains Iron in it so taking it helps in blood deficiency. If you take apricot daily after every meal then hemoglobin starts to increase.
Using the juice of leaves of apricot is helpful in lots of skin diseases. Using this juice it cures itching, skin burn in sun and torn skin due to winter.
I hope this article will give you more insight about apricot, happy eating.