Apricots are one of the most excellent sources of vitamin A in the form of provitamin A carotenoids, which is a phytochemical giving fruits and vegetables colour such as red, orange and yellow.
Apricots are incredibly high in a great number of minerals and extremely rich in beta carotene, which makes them one of the most healing fruits you can eat.
The fruit is one of the best sources for organic iron, copper and cobalt, which make them very useful for conditions such as anemia, digestive disorders and also for reproductive health.
Highly beneficial for autoimmune disorders including CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), colitis, IBS, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma and lupus.
Apricots are healthy and wonderful for keeping the heart strong.
The extremely high level of beta carotene makes them an amazing addition to your lifestyle and for disease prevention in particular for lung, skin, and stomach issues.
If you want to improve the quality of your hair, skin and nails reach out for apricots. Fresh is best we always say, but of course, sometimes we have to make do when they are not available so we choose dried apricots as an alternative. Make sure you grab the organic types which are free from sulfur dioxide, which is a chemical preservative.
Apricot kernels contain B17 (laetrile)
Apricot kernels, Vitamin B17, also called laetrile or amygdalin is a glycoside nutrient which plays a role in the cancer prevention in alternative medicine and there are also numerous claims that the kernel has cured cancer.
Vitamin B17 comes from natural food sources, such as apricots and apples, and although apricot kernels are bitter, they make an awesome, energising snack.
Laetrile along with pancreatic enzymes break down and eliminate harmful cells from the body. VERY beneficial in the detoxification process, immunity and yes, potentially even disease prevention.
Vitamin B17, is considered a nitriloside, which is a natural cyanide containing substance which is said to be the main anti-cancer component of Vitamin B17. The extracted form Laetrile (B17), is very well known for helping to prevent cancer development. Many alternative practitioners use vitamin B17 to increase immunity.