Jam is not only a delicious dessert, but also, when consumed in moderation, a useful remedy for various diseases. Apricot jam, which, when cooked, retains most of the beneficial substances of fresh fruit, was no exception.
What substances are contained in apricot jam?
Apricot jam contains a lot of fiber and pectin – the yellow-orange pigment of carotene. This delicacy also contains calcium, iodine, iron, potassium, sodium, vitamins C and E and other nutrients valuable for health.
As you know, beneficial substances are not completely preserved in fruits and berries during heat treatment. For example, ascorbic acid is quite destroyed when boiled. At the same time, the vitamin is more or less heat-stable; B vitamins and vitamin E, as well as fiber, disintegrate even less. To preserve as many vitamins as possible in the jam, it is recommended to reduce the cooking time of the dessert if possible and not boil it several times.
What are the benefits of apricot jam?
The fiber contained in apricot jam stimulates the intestines and absorbs harmful substances. Carotene has a beneficial effect on vision and skin condition. Potassium and sodium are essential for the functioning of the cardiovascular system: they help strengthen the walls of blood vessels, reduce the risk of blood clots and prevent various heart diseases.
Iodine in apricot jam supports the functioning of the thyroid gland, improves immunity and improves brain activity. Calcium helps strengthen teeth, hair and nails, and is also responsible for the speed of blood clotting. Iron improves blood formation and helps fight anemia.
Vitamins C and E, which are also found in apricot jam, help strengthen the immune system and speed up the recovery process from colds. Salts and minerals have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the central nervous system.
Who is contraindicated in apricot jam?
Like any jam, apricot jam contains a lot of sugar, so it is contraindicated for patients with diabetes and obesity. Those who are prone to these diseases should eat apricot jam with caution.
Apricot jam is also contraindicated for stomach upsets, diarrhea and indigestion, as apricot can worsen these symptoms. It is not recommended for nursing women to eat this dessert, as its components can cause colic and allergies in the baby. In adults, apricot jam causes allergies less often, but individual intolerance is quite possible.
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