Main benefits of Abricó

Apricot is a common fruit in the North of Brazil that is generally used to be consumed fresh, in juices and other recipes such as mousses, ice cream, jam, salad or jam, for example. There are 4 different types of this fruit, but the benefits are very similar.

This fruit is rich in fiber and beta-carotene which has an antioxidant action that fights premature aging, prevents cancer, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory diseases.

Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin A, which is essential in maintaining eye health and mucosal integrity, and is also useful for strengthening the immune system and promoting bone growth.

How to consume

Apricot fruit can be eaten when ripe, usually in the fall season, and can be used to prepare juices or jams, for example.

  • Apricot juice recipe: To prepare the juice, beat the apricot pulp with 500 ml of water in the blender and then sweeten it with sugar or honey, if necessary.
  • Apricot jam recipe: Cut the pulp into small pieces and add 1 cup of sugar and bring to low heat, stirring constantly. There is usually no need to add water, but if you find that it sticks to the pan, add small amounts. Gradually the texture of the jam is forming and the candy is ready in about 20 minutes. Then place it in a well-washed glass container and keep it in the refrigerator.

In addition, it is also possible to prepare other sweet recipes with apricot and fruit smoothie, for example.

Main features

Apricot, of scientific nameAmerican Mammal L., It is a large and hard fruit, yellow orange in color, with a lot of pulp and only a large core in the middle, as well as mango and avocado, for example. It can weigh from 500 g to more than 4 kg.

The tree that produces the apricot, called the apricot tree, is large and can reach 15 meters in height with white flowers, and with its buds a liquor much appreciated in the North, Northeast and in the United States can be prepared. The leaves of the tree are large with about 10 cm or more and the white flowers appear single or in pairs, in opposite directions.