When you walk through the produce section there is a good chance that you simply walk right by the apricots. However, you really should stop and put some in your cart. When you eat an apricot you will get a decent amount of both Vitamin A and C. However, the most impressive thing about apricots is the high amount of lycopene. Lycopene is the antioxidant that is often heard about in relation to the amount found in tomatoes.
The simple color of apricots indicates that the fruit contains this powerful antioxidant. While apricots do not have as much lycopene as tomatoes it is definitely a fruit that should be added to your regular diet. Try apricots plain or added to a fun fruit salad. There are many great ways to eat this sweet fruit and your body is going to rejoice at the nutrients that you are providing it.