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Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)


apricot

Effect:

Anti-inflammatory, invigorating, nerve-strengthening, antibacterial


Areas of application:

Stimulate the appetite, strengthen the immune system, prevent cancer, promote cell renewal, strengthen hair and nails, kill germs in the gastrointestinal tract, migraines, headaches


Plant parts used:

Fruits


Collection time:

May to September


To find:

The apricot originally comes from China and grows in subtropical regions. We can buy them in grocery stores.


Ingredients:

Carotenoids (beta-carotene and lycopene), vitamins B1, B2, C, niacin, folic acid, minerals: calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron


Other:

Apricots are particularly popular in Arab countries. In kitchen traditions, apricot is used in a variety of recipes as a sweet dessert or in savory dishes.


🛑 Be careful of bitter apricot kernels because they contain the ingredient amygdalin. This releases hydrogen cyanide into our body during digestion. In the worst case, larger amounts can lead to poisoning and even be fatal. Please avoid bitter seeds completely. Sweet apricot kernels do not and should not have any questionable hydrogen cyanide levels.


You can buy sulphured and unsulphured dried apricots. The sulphured ones have a longer shelf life, but are of lower quality.


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