Different types of dried fruits and their properties
Dried fruit and its many properties
Different types of dried fruit like dried apricot, apple, peach, berry, figs, etc. have similar properties such as: Dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, beta carotene, iron, potassium and etc. eating 3 dried apricot per day provides about 50 calories for body. Dried fruit has a longer shelf life and this reason makes it more commonly used.
Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi recommends eating 50 grams dried apricot with walnut for 7 days is a great drug for pancreas and intestinal swelling.
Rich in dietary fiber:
An excellent source of dietary fiber, especially pectin and cellulose, this type of fiber forms gel in the digestive aqueous environment and attaches to fatty acids and causes them to be disposed of. These properties of the fibers give them the ability to lower the levels of LDL and cholesterol. In addition, fibers are useful for the prevention of cancer and diabetes.
A rich source for potassium:
New apricot is rich in potassium, but dried apricot has a higher content of potassium than fresh fruit. Potassium is an important element in the body and plays a vital role in the metabolism and function of the tissues, organs, and other body cells. Dietary potassium is essential for the health of the heart and protection of healthy blood pressure.
Rich source fir iron:
The dried apricot is a more important source of iron than fresh apricots. A diet consisting of a variety of iron-rich foods helps to prevent anemia, which according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is the most common nutritional problem in the world. Ibn Sina said: has eaten 50 grams of dried apricots every day is useful to strengthen nerves and anemia. Half a cup of dried apricot supplies 10% of the daily iron requirement.
Excellent source of vitamin A:
This essential vitamin is one of the fat-soluble vitamins and is considered as an antioxidant, protecting the cell and removing free radicals from the body. The production of free radicals in the body results from exposures to heavy metals such as lead and Tobacco use. In addition, other benefits of vitamin A include vision recovery, cellular regulation, bone growth, reinforcement the immune system and also preventing cancer.
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