How Many Calories in Apricots?
Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Delicious apricot recipes that are low in calories, including cooking tips that replace oil with smashed fruit.
Energy Values of Apricots, a Super Food
Apricots contain about 17 calories each and are rich in fiber to help keep dieters on the go - in all directions.
Six dried fruits contain about 100 calories.
This super fruit also contains a good dose of potassium, one of the electrolytes in the body. The potassium balance may help ward off strokes.
Try adding them to your favorite recipes in place of oil or shortening. You'll have a healthier, richer end product - both you and your recipe!
Quick Low Calorie Apricot Recipes & Peachy Weight Loss Tips
Fairy Apricots, Fairy Nectar: A Quick Recipe for Your Weight Loss Plan
Cook three seeded, clean, fresh, halved fruits in the microwave until tender. Remove and sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon onto the fruit, 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar. You can add light whipped cream for an additional 15 calories to the Fairy Apricots. This recipe is under 100 calories.
Weight Loss Tips for Apricots, Calories in Oil, Dried Forms
Use pureed apricots in your home-based recipes in place of oil and save a plethora of calories. How many calories can you save?
One cup of apricot kernel oil contains 1927 calories, 218 total fat grams, and 13.74 saturated fat grams. Corn oil, canola - and all other cooking oils will mirror these statistics. Fact is, it contains an almost hefty 2000 Kcals per cup.
One cup of dehydrated fruit contains 381 calories in addition to the following nutritional values in the reference chart below.
Using Pureed Fruit in Place of Oil in Recipes to Cut Fat, Calories
With this said, using pureed fruit can save a plethora of calories and fat grams.
Simply measure out one cup of fruit - fresh if possible although canned will certainly work. Place these in the food processor and use them in the place of oil. This formula will work on recipes requiring 1/2 to 1 cup of oil. For recipes requiring less oil, use about 1/2 cup of apricots then puree and add to recipe.
Apricot Calories, Nutrition Facts
Cooking Tips for Apricots
When adding chopped dried apricots to your recipe be sure to soak in water so they will plump in the recipe. Otherwise they will be firm and hard to the bite.
You can also create delicious glazes with apricots. Simply cook fresh apricots on the stove top with a little water and mash when done. Add sugar substitute to sweeten or a little honey - or use brown sugar or white granulated sugar if you wish for a few more calories.
Canned versions are excellent for creating an apricot glaze. No need to cook; simply mash - leaving a little juice with the flesh. For a thicker glaze, add a little cornstarch that has been mixed with water based on label directions or you can mix all-purpose flour with water and use as a thickener.
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