How useful are dried apricots and prunes
A little bit about dried fruits.
Fruits, sold in winter in our stores,Have only attractive appearance and pleasant taste, but do not contain useful microelements and vitamins. Each fruit, collected in a warm country and intended for shipment to the northern regions, is treated with chemicals, preservatives to preserve its original appearance. In addition, the fruits are collected still green, so that they do not deteriorate during transportation, which negates the formation of useful micronutrients in them.
Dried fruits, on the contrary, contain the necessaryHuman nutrients in concentrated form, vitamins, pectin, cellulose. They do not contain fragrances, dyes and preservatives. All dried fruits contain natural fructose and glucose, which has a beneficial effect on the work of our body.
Dried fruits are wonderfully combined with fats and nuts. Even in strict separate nutrition, dried fruits can be eaten with sour cream, as they are quickly and easily absorbed. This applies to the well-known to all dried apricots (dried apricots) and prunes.
A little bit about dried apricots.
In dried apricots contain vitamins C, A, vitaminsGroup B, magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium and phosphorus. Pectin, contained in this dried fruit, promotes the removal of heavy metals and radionuclides from the body.
Dried apricots not only enhance immunity, but alsoPrevents the development of cardiovascular diseases, digestive tract diseases and improves vision. Regular use of dried apricots will save you from the appearance of solid tumors, the skin will remain young, you will not face blockage of blood vessels.
Due to the greater content of potassium salts in dried apricots than sodium, dried apricots are an excellent dietary product. Many doctors recommend using dried apricots for hypertension and anemia.
In dried apricots contains a large amount of vitaminA, which participates in the work of many internal systems of our body. Decoction of dried apricots has a diuretic effect, it is recommended to drink with kidney disease. It is equally useful to eat dried apricots for those who suffer from diabetes, hypovitaminosis and thyroid diseases.
Dried apricots are often a part of homeopathic remedies for the treatment of many diseases. This reduces the intake of antibiotics and synthetic drugs.
It is important to remember that in dried fruitsA concentrated amount of trace elements compared to fresh fruits, so dried apricots need to be eaten in small amounts. Otherwise, you can get upset stomach and intestines. Optimum to add 50-100 g of dried apricots in the dish or eat in a pure form. Dried apricots are perfectly combined with meat, rice, salads and fish.
In shops choose dried apricotsNatural color, clean, hard and elastic. A bright saturated color may suggest that chemical preparations have been added to the product, giving a rich orange color. A matte shade will tell you that dried apricots were cooked by natural drying.
A little bit about prunes.
To get a real and delicious pruneUse plum varieties "Hungarian". Fruits should be ripe, easily separated from the stone, fleshy. The berries are blanched, boiled, dried for 10 hours, then treated with glycerin to give shine.
Prunes improve the work of the gastrointestinal tract, normalizes the pressure. Recommended to eat when beriberi and with vegetovascular dystonia.
The native land of the plum is France, it is there that the idealclimate for growing delicious, sweet fruit. To date, prunes produced in America, Yugoslavia, Argentina, Chile, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine.
To get 1 kg of prunes you need 5 kgFresh plum. The cost of prunes depends on the percentage of moisture contained in the dried fruit. The higher the humidity, the cheaper the product costs. Prunes with humidity of more than 25% are sent for processing into a paste, from which jams, marmalade, plum juice and jelly are made.
Prunes contain up to 20% fructose and glucose,Pectin, vitamins A, C, P, B1 and B2, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, calcium and tannic and nitrogenous substances. Prunes are recommended for regular use for cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, hypertension. Prunes contribute to weight loss, tones up the body, improves skin condition, normalizes metabolism.
Excellent bactericidal properties of prunesUsed to preserve the freshness of meat. According to some scientists, bacteria contained in prunes are able to prevent diseases of the oral cavity, in particular, caries.
Because of the high concentration of minerals andVitamins, prunes recommend to consume no more than 150 g per day. Prunes are widely used in cooking, perfectly combined with meat, fish, rice, baked goods.
In winter, when our body is weakened,It is necessary to strengthen immunity. Dried apricots and prunes are perfect for these purposes. In addition to their useful properties, they have an excellent taste. A few delicacies in the morning or in the evening and no colds are terrible for you!