Air flown Fresh Honey Apricots
These Apricots are from Malatya a special region in Turkey, they are sweet and crunchy not like the other regions where the apricots are sour and mushy. Besides its unique taste, research shows apricots possess the highest level and widest variety of carotenoids, the antioxidants that help prevent heart disease, reduce "bad cholesterol" levels, and protect against cancer.
- Beta-carotene helps protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, which may help prevent heart disease.
- Apricots contain nutrients such as vitamin A that promote good vision. Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, quenches free radical damage to cells and tissues. Free radical damage can injure the eyes' lenses.
- The degenerative effect of free radicals, or oxidative stress, may lead to cataracts or damage the blood supply to the eyes and cause macular degeneration. Researchers who studied over 50,000 registered nurses found women who had the highest vitamin A intake reduced their risk of developing cataracts nearly 40%.
- Apricots are a good source of fiber, which has a wealth of benefits including preventing constipation and digestive conditions such as diverticulosis. A healthy whole foods diet should include apricots as a delicious way to add to your fiber intake.