Dried Apricot (Khubani) Organic
Buy Purely Organic Dried Apricot in Pakistan from Gilgit Baltistan, Gilgit Organics offers freshly dried apricot (Premium Quality) packed in a hygienic environment.
- Purely Organic Apricots.
- Freshly Dried Apricots.
- Source Hunza, Ghizer, and Skardu.
- Sealed Packaging to keep the full Apricot goodness.
Buy Purely Organic Dried Apricots in Pakistan directly from Gilgit Baltistan. Gilgit Organics offers freshly dried finest quality of dry Apricots packed in international packaging in a clean hygienic environment to keep the full freshness of dried apricots.
Organic Dried Apricots in Pakistan:
In Gilgit Baltistan, the apricot plants are grown in wild mountainous areas and purely organic environments, the people in Gilgit Baltistan only use organic fertilizers and do not use any artificial pesticides or harmful chemicals on Apricots plants which results in organic apricot fruits.
The people of Gilgit Baltistan use traditional methods (drying apricots under sunlight) to dry apricot fruits and wash the apricots in fresh spring waters and because of that, the dried apricot is very famous in Pakistan, these apricots do not go through any chemical process or machinery for packaging.
The Gilgit Organics selects the finest quality of dried apricots from the beautiful valleys of Hunza, Ghizer, and Skardu and packs in a hygienic facility to pack the freshly pure organic dry apricots.
Apricot season in Pakistan:
The apricot bloom in Pakistan usually starts in early spring and has a very short maturity period so it is ready to market in early summers from May to July. The apricots plants are abundant in the northern parts of Pakistan many people in these areas dried the apricots for winters and these dried apricots have a very sweet, delicious taste.
Apricots Nutritional Facts
The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA for one (35g) fresh Apricot.
- Calories: 17
- Fat: 0.1g
- Sodium: 0.4mg
- Carbohydrates: 3.9g
- Dietary fiber: 0.7g
- Sugar: 3.2g
- Protein: 0.5g
Carbohydrates in Apricot
A fresh apricot has about 4 grams of carbohydrates, with just under 1 gram of fiber and a little over 3 grams of naturally occurring sugar.
Dried apricots not only offer more sugar per serving, they may also have added sugar during processing, so it is always a good idea to look at the nutrition label. Dried fruit loses volume during drying, making it easier to eat a larger portion and more sugar as a result. However, the glycemic index of dried apricots (without added sugar) is still considered low, at about 42.
Fats in Apricot
Apricots have minimal fat content, with about 0.1 grams per apricot.
Proteins in Apricot
Fresh apricots have some protein with one apricot providing 0.5 grams.
Vitamins and minerals in Apricot
Apricots are rich in potassium and beta-carotene. They also supply calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and folate. Although dried apricot can be a more concentrated source of calories and sugar, it also tends to be higher in vitamins and minerals. Dried apricots provide the same nutrients as fresh, in higher amounts.
Apricot Health Benefits
The juice or pulp extracted from fresh apricots is often described as the “nectar of the gods” in Greek and Roman mythology to convey immortal properties. Although apricots do not magically allow you to live forever, they do support good health in the following ways. The following are the proven health benefits of Apricots:
Aids Heart Health
Whether fresh or dry, apricots provide a great source of fiber, which is known to lower blood cholesterol levels. Furthermore, the potassium in apricots effectively lowers blood pressure. These two factors, along with the numerous anti-inflammatory polyphenols in apricots offer healthy cardiovascular benefits (source).
Controls Blood Sugar
Dried apricots are often consumed in combination with nuts, as in rye mixes. Nuts slow down the rate of gastric conduction and release of glucose into the bloodstream because of their natural fat content.
When nuts are combined with low to medium glycemic index dried fruits, it aids to control the sugar level in the blood. For people, who are trying to prevent fluctuations in blood sugar, eating dried apricots and dried nuts (source).
Along with other orange fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, pumpkin, and mango, apricots contain beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a form of vitamin A that is associated with the prevention of age-related macular degeneration.
Because age-related macular degeneration is a condition that progresses over a period of several years, making a habit of consuming beta-carotene-rich fruits and vegetables can provide lifelong added protection against the disease (source).
May reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases
The flavonoid quercetin is found in many fruits, including apricots. Rutin, a component of quercetin, shows promise in preventing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and prion disease (source).
Some of the mechanisms by which apricots may help include genetic modulation (upregulation of beneficial genes and downregulation of harmful genes), reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines, and enhanced antioxidant activity. While more human research is needed to confirm these effects, increasing apricot use could reduce the burden of certain neurological conditions.
It May help prevent cancer
Apricots contain various phytonutrients that act as antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavonoids, and beta-carotene. These can protect your cells from the daily damage that can lead to cancer over time. It is no secret that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is beneficial for cancer prevention. Apricots make a great supplement to an antioxidant-rich meal plan (source).
Dried Apricot Allergy
Dried Apricot allergies are rare. You are more likely to experience an apricot allergy if you are allergic to related fruits in the Rosaceae family, especially peaches, cherries, apples, and almonds. consult your doctor if you notice common allergy symptoms after eating apricots such as skin rashes, swelling, vomiting, or tight breathing.
Apricots are naturally high in components called FODMAPs. For individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), FODMAPs are poorly digested and result in gastrointestinal discomfort. If you notice diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, or other unpleasant reactions to eating apricots, see your doctor as a specialist for a full evaluation.
People who are sensitive to sulfites should be careful with commercially dried apricots, as they can be treated with sulfur-containing compounds during processing. Sulfites can cause damage to healthy gut bacteria.
It is important to remove the stone (pit) of apricots, as it is not edible. In fact, the kernel in the shell of the well contains the toxic compound amygdalin and can cause cyanide poisoning.
Dried apricot storage and food safety
Gilgit Organics collects and sources freshly dried apricots in Pakistan, we use sealed packaging for dried apricots to keep the freshness of apricots, you can store them at room temperature and should be eaten within 6 months.
How to consume Dried Apricots?
The organic dried apricots are very sweet in taste, we at Gilgit Organics make sure to pack Dry Apricots in the clean and hygienic environment you can eat right out of the pack, you can sook the 5 to 7 pieces of dried apricots in water and let it overnight it will soften the dried apricot and juice.
Dried Apricot Price in Pakistan
Gilgit Organics offers the best Apricot Prices in Pakistan, that starts as follow
- 100 Grams of Dried Apricot for 120 rupees in Pakistan.
- 200 Grams of Dried Apricot for 250 rupees in Pakistan.
- 500 Grams of Dried Apricot for 600 rupees in Pakistan.
- 1000 Grams (1KG) of Dried Apricot for 1200 rupees in Pakistan
These dried Apricot prices for the premium quality of Organic Dried Apricots. Gilgit Organics offers Cash on Delivery across Pakistan. Buy Purely Organic Dried Apricots in Pakistan from Gilgit.