Apricots Print

In mid-summer one of the most fresh and sweet fruits in our latitudes ripens. These are theĀ  loved by children and adults apricots.
Home of apricots is northeastern Armenia. Even today in Central Asia, Daghestan, Armenia Northeast wild apricot is found. In the Himalayas it grows even at 4000 meters altitude. As a cultural species it has been grown in Armenia for more than 3,000 years, from there it spread through Persia, Armenia, Asia Minor, only in I c.AC it reached Europe, but for a long time was grown only in monasteries and princely gardens. Only in the X century apricot spread from the Apennine peninsula in Germany and France, and later in America, Africa and Australia. The Greeks called it the Armenian apple, hence the scientific name of apricot.
In Bulgaria apricot orchards appeared after the Liberation. The most popular varieties are Silistra (for canned fruit), Kishinev early, Hungarian, Roxanne and others.
Sometimes the name "zarzala" is used which comes from the Persian "alyu-zard", meaning yellow plum. However Zarzalas are smaller and slightly sour compared to cultivated apricots. The common name for apricot in Bulgaria "kaisiya" is taken from the Turkish language.
Apricot is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Due to the high content of potassium salts apricot facilitates rapid elimination of water from the body. Consumption of both fresh and dried apricots in cardiovascular diseases is highly recommended. In children apricot stimulates growth and affects the development of better bones. Fruit and even fruit juice is notĀ  recommended in chronic colitis.
One of the most important characteristics of apricots is high contents of vitamin A (provitamin A). This vitamin has important antioxidant properties. This vitamin is recommended for those who often work with computers or spend much time in front of the books, it strengthens eyesight, improves the function of the optic nerve, also participated in the composition of visual purple, the formation of the skin and mucous membranes.
Studies show that this yellow summer fruit contains large amounts of vitamin C. This vitamin is also a natural antioxidant. Doctors and pharmacists identify vitamin C as the most important vitamin for the enhancement of human health and protection against harmful effects of free radicals.
Ripe apricots are a good natural source of minerals. They contain high percentage of potassium, calcium and magnesium. The iron content is also high, so the consumption of apricots is recommended in any diet for people suffering from iron deficiency anemia.
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