Apricots and their nutritional value

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We see the world through two very precious organs – our eyes – and to keep our eyes healthy we need Vitamin A.   Apricots are rich in minerals and a great source of Vitamin A and they are one of the most healing fruits you can eat.

Apricots are – 

  • a great source for organic iron, copper and cobalt making them very beneficial for anaemia, digestive disorders and reproductive health.
  • highly beneficial for autoimmune disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, colitis, and IBS.
  • wonderful for keeping the heart strong and healthy
  • a powerful weight-loss agent
  • an excellent food for disease prevention, especially lung, skin and stomach illnesses.
  • very helpful in helping to regrow hair and improve the quality of hair, skin, and nails.

Fresh apricots are always best; wild or organic varieties do not have any preservatives such as sulphur dioxide.   If fresh apricots are not available, dried varieties are a great alternative. apricots-dried A handful of dried organic apricots each day provide a healthy snack that helps keep you energised and focused throughout the day.

Dried Fruit Compote with Green Tea and Lemon

Ingredients to make 8 servingslemon-tea green tea

  • 3 x green tea bags
  • 3 x 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon natural cane sugar or equivalent substitute to taste.   (Remember fruit is naturally sweet)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3 cups mixed dried fruit, such as apples, apricots, pears, figs and/or raisins

Method

  • Steep tea bags in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags and stir in sugar and lemon zest.
  • Cut any large pieces of fruit into halves or quarters.
  • Place the fruit and tea in a slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook until the fruit is plump and tender and the liquid is syrupy.  1 ½to 2 ½ hours on high or 3 ½ to 4 hours on low.
  • Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

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