Adult women should consume one to one and a half cups of fruit each day and two men. Dried fruits, such as apricots, are a good source of fiber and can be included in a healthy diet as a serving of fruit, since 1/2 cup of dried fruit equals one cup of fresh fruit. These fruits can provide many vitamins and minerals, but be careful, because calories add up very easily.
One serving of dried apricots is about 1/4 cup. This is approximately 28 grams or eight mitadas of dried fruit. The fruit can be boiled, with or without the addition of sugar. The nutritional information provided is about dried fruit alone.
A serving of this fruit contributes approximately 67 calories, but keep in mind that this is for 1/4 cup. Be sure to measure the portion of the fruit instead of eating it directly from the bag or the pot, to avoid overeating.
The calories in dried apricots come from sugar. Of the 17.5 g of total carbohydrates, 15 g come from the natural sugar of the fruit, which constitutes 90% of the calories. A serving of dried apricots provides approximately 2 g of fiber, or approximately 8% of the recommended daily intake.
Proteins and fats
A serving of fruit provides approximately 1 g of proteins and traces of fats. It may be tempting to consume more than one serving at a time, due to the low fat content, but remember to watch your total calories.
Vitamins and minerals
Dried apricots provide small amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. They provide approximately 1, 171 IU of vitamin A and 1, 4 mg of vitamin E. They have only 3 mg of sodium per serving, which makes them a low sodium food and a good choice for those with hypertension.