Apricots seem to have originated in temperate regions of Africa and Asia. There is evidence that apricots were grown in China 3,000 years ago, and later dispersed through spice trade routes reaching Europe in Roman times.
Apricots are rich in vitamins A, B (especially B3 and B5), C and K, and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. They have a powerful laxative effect, helping digestive regulation and preventing constipation and gut inflammation. They also have a diuretic action helping to reduce fluid retention.
Don’t forget! The most important nutrients found in apricots include: