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Organic Apricots

Organic Apricots

Apricots have found their way around the world from conquest and discovery to land in the hands of many consumers today. Indigo Herbs offers an organic un-sulphured dried apricot which is totally free from any preservatives. Sulphured apricots are usually more acidic, a brighter orange colour and are the Apricots commonly found in the marketplace. Indigo Herbs unsulphured Organic Whole Apricots are a great addition to our full packed wholefoods range and are highly recommended.

The native land of the Apricot is in much dispute even though the general consensus is that this fruit came from Armenia as the Latin name suggests. At an archaeological site in Armenia apricot seeds were found and dated to be from a time just before the Bronze Age. Some have speculated that this fruit could have originally come from China or India in around 3,000 BC. It was thought that Alexander the Great introduced Apricots to Greece and the Roman General Lucullus imported the trees from Armenia into Italy. There is evidence that this fruit was all over the Middle East in ancient Persia and Iran also. Later, English settlers and Spanish missionaries spread the fruit even further into the new worlds where it settled and become a staple fruit crop.

The Apricot is a small tree that can grow to height of about 11 meters. It has white/pink flowers and blooms in spring before new leaves set. The leaves are oval and have pointed tips with a slightly serrated margin. In late summer the fruits (or drupe) ripen and can be either yellow or orange, smooth or with a furry exterior. The interior of the fruit is usually hard and moist without much juice with a grainy texture.    

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Latin Name: Prunus armeniaca

  • Certified Raw and Organic
  • Rich, Sweet, Nutty Tasting Butter with a Hint of Amaretto
  • High in Vitamin E
  • Resealable Airtight Glass Jar
  • 100% Pure Ingredients - Absolutely Nothing Added
£5.99
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Organic Raw Apricot Kernel Butter from Indigo Herbs is made from certified organic sweet Apricot Kernels. Stoneground to creamy perfection ensuring the nutritional content remains intact, this delicious butter is high in healthy fats and fibre. Spread liberally on toast, crackers or add to desserts and other baked goods. 

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this Nut Butter. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and well-being, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals.

Also known as: Apricot Kernels

Our Wholefoods are 100% pure and unprocessed with nothing added. They are simple and easy to integrate into your daily diet. Seeds can be roasted or soaked and sprouted. Nuts can be made into nut milk, nut butter or snacked upon. Fruits can flavour a cake, bread or biscuits, or make a great topping to breakfast cereal.

Nuts, seeds and dried fruit all make great ingredients for a superfood snack trail mix, and can supply essential daily nutrients whilst being delicious and satisfying. For full instructions go to our How to use Wholefoods page.

Our Organic, Raw Apricot Kernel Butter is delicious when eaten on toast, crackers or anything else you want! It can be drizzled over fruit or ice cream, added to baked goods or folded into smoothies for a lovely thick texture.

Serving: Be as generous as you like and spread this lovely rich butter on thick!

HIGH IN
Dietary Fibre
HIGH IN
Vitamin E
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High in Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an umbrella term for a group of eight fat soluble compounds (tocopherols) that are found in a wide variety of wholefoods.  These compounds, of which alpha-tocopherol is the most biologically active, have a number of functions in the body. 

Vitamin E is an important antioxidant whose primary role in the body is to scavenge free radicals – these are rogue atoms or atomic groups that have lost at least one electron, forcing them to steal electrons from neighbouring molecules in the hope of stabilizing themselves.  Whilst unsurprisingly this can cause havoc in the body, vitamin E has the ability to neutralize these free radicals thus protecting the cells from oxidative stress.  Vitamin E deficiency is rare due to its ability, whilst working in concert with a number of other compounds (including vitamin C), to restore reduced levels of vitamin E in the body.  The richest source of vitamin E is wheat germ, other foods that contain significant amounts include eggs, nuts, sunflower seeds, cold-pressed vegetable oils and avocados.

Vitamin E contributes to:

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

·         the regeneration of the reduced form of Vitamin E

SOURCE OF
Protein
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Source of Protein

Proteins are a group of biological compounds which are present in every live cell, organ and tissue of the body.  Meaning “first” or “of prime importance” in Greek, proteins participate in every cellular process occurring in the body.  Proteins are made up of structures called amino acids, there are a total of 21 amino acids, 9 are essential, the rest are nonessential – you must consume the essential amino acids in your diet because your body cannot make them. 

Dietary protein supports bone health in three main ways: by supplying the raw material required to construct soft bone matrix, by increasing plasma IGF1 and by promoting muscle growth and retention.  IGF1 is a growth hormone that stimulates and increases the activity of osteoblasts (cells which secrete the substance of bone).  It is especially important to ensure that children get enough protein since they are still developing and it is necessary to ensure their growth is unimpaired.  Proteins play an important role in muscle contraction and coordination, they are present in the muscle tissues in the form of many microfilaments and provide muscle structure.  Muscle growth depends on the adequacy of proteins in the body.  Proteins function as building blocks for muscles, bones and cartilage, opt for a variety of whole foods to meet your protein needs including; grass fed meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, seeds, beans and nuts.

Protein contributes to:

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         a growth in muscle mass

·         the maintenance of muscle mass

·         Protein is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children.

Organic Raw Apricot Kernel Butter
Nutritional Info
Per 100g
Serving 8g
Serving %RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
8
 
Energy KJ/Kcal
2591KJ/626Kcal
207KJ/50Kcal
2.47%
Fat
52.0g
4.2g
5.94%
of which saturates
3.5g
0.3g
 
Carbohydrate
10.6g
0.8g
0.33%
of which sugars
5.1g
0.4g
0.45%
Protein
23.0g
1.8g
3.68%
Dietary Fibre
10.0g
0.8g
 
Salt
0.00mg
0.00mg
0.00%
Fat of which mono-saturates
32.0g
66.33mg
 
Fat of which poly-unsaturates
14.3g
7.16mg
 
Vitamin E
4.00mg
0.32mg
2.67%
RDA: reference intake of an average adult
  • Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation
  • Produced to GMP standards
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added

Our Organic Raw Apricot Kernel Butter is simply made by stone-grinding the raw sweet apricot kernels in the traditional way to ensure none of the nutritional value is lost. The resulting creamy butter is then packaged in glass jars and made ready for shipping. All of the apricot kernels used in this delicious butter are certified organic and tested to ensure they are free of pollutants. 

Sweet Apricot Kernels are considered safe as a food but over-consumption can lead to nausea.

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Latin Name: Prunus armeniaca

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  • Totally natural, unsulphured Apricots
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
£4.49-£11.99
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These Apricots from Indigo Herbs are Organic, dried, whole and unsulphured; coming in 250g or 1kg size variation. Organic unsulphured Apricots have a complete and totally natural delicious taste. They are the some of the best Dried Organic Apricots on the market.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this wholefood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals.

Our Wholefoods are 100% pure and unprocessed with nothing added. They are simple and easy to integrate into your daily diet. Seeds can be roasted or soaked and sprouted. Nuts can be made into nut milk, nut butter or snacked upon. Fruits can flavour a cake, bread or biscuits, or make a great topping to breakfast cereal.

Nuts, seeds and dried fruit all make great ingredients for a superfood snack trail mix, and can supply essential daily nutrients whilst being delicious and satisfying. For full instructions go to our How to use Wholefoods page.

These Organic Apricots can be used on your morning breakfast or as a snack any time of the day.

Suggested Use:

As required

HIGH IN
Dietary Fibre
HIGH IN
Vitamin A
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High in Vitamin A

Vitamin A is the name given to a group of fat-soluble antioxidant compounds.  Two different types of vitamin A are found in the diet; “preformed vitamin A” (also referred to as retinol or retinal) is found in animal products and “pro-vitamin A” is found in plant based foods - the most common type being beta-carotene.  It was the first fat soluble vitamin to be recognised and is sometimes referred to as the “anti-infective” vitamin due to its enhancement of the body’s immunity against infections by increasing the lymphatic responses against disease forming antigens.  It keeps the mucous membranes moist that line the mouth, respiratory passage and urinary tract and enhances the activity of white blood cells. 

Known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina in the eye, it enables your eyes to adjust to light changes, keeps the eyes moist and improves night vision.  It can also significantly reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.  Vitamin A helps to keep your body free from free radicals and toxins which might cause damage to your skin, helping to keep it soft and supple by ensuring moisture retention.  Vitamin A deficiency can impair iron metabolism which can lead to anaemia despite adequate iron intake.  Playing an important role in cells’ ability to adapt to perform specific functions in larger organs, the richest sources of preformed vitamin A are found in liver, kidney, butter and whole milk, whereas good sources of pro-vitamin A are dark green leafy vegetables and yellow-orange vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots.

Vitamin A contributes to:

·         normal iron metabolism

·         the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

·         the maintenance of normal skin

·         the maintenance of normal vision

·         the normal function of the immune system

·         Vitamin A has a role in the process of cell specialisation

Apricots
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Serving 1 Apricot
Serving %RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
7
 
Energy KJ/ Kcal
1009KJ/241Kcal
71KJ/17Kcal
0.84%
Fat
0.3g
0.02g
0.03%
of which saturates
0g
0g
 
Carbohydrate
62.6g
4.38g
1.69%
of which sugars
53.4g
3.74g
 
Protein
3.4g
0.24g
0.48%
Dietary Fibre
7.3g
0.51g
 
Salt
0mg
0mg
0.00%
Vitamin A
1.15mg
0.08mg
10.06%
RDA: reference intake of an average adult
  • Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation.
  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

Unlike many Apricots found in the market place, these Apricots have not been treated with sulphur dioxide to keep their colour. Indigo Herbs Organic unsulphured Whole Apricots are grown under strict organic conditions. The whole process from picking to packing is done in a traditional sense where each step is done by hand. After being handpicked the Apricots are laid out in the sun to be dried. Experts tend the fruit until they have the right moisture content to be tested and cleaned. Testing ensures there are no pollutants or heavy metals present. No herbicides or pesticides were used in the cultivation of these Apricot trees and all fruit comes to you in perfect condition.   

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5 out of 5by Pauline Stacey
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I have these every morning in my porridge.. yummy
5 out of 5by jockel2007
1 December 2016
Sehr gute Qualität! Schneller Versand und sehr freundlicher Service!
5 out of 5by faizul faizi
5 October 2016
very satisfied & happy of organic product

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