Can Kids Eat Apricots?

Babies younger than a year shouldn’t be offered apricots. But apricots offer certain health benefits to kids above that age. Read on to know about them.

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Apricots come with many health benefits and they are good for your kids too. In fact, they contain many nutrients that aid the growth in kids.

But your kid must be above one year to eat apricots. Babies may not be able to digest them. Kids above the age of three or four can snack on them.

Apricots contain sugar, vitamin E, C, B, A, iron, Calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorous and magnesium too.

Eyesight

The vitamin A content in apricots protects the retina and improves eye sight too.

Digestion

The fibre content in them eases digestion in kids. You can prevent constipation in your kid by offering apricots.

Brain Development

Both potassium and magnesium play a role in the development of brain; apricots supply these minerals. So, your kid needs them.

Essential Oils

You can also use apricot oil externally as it keeps your kid's skin smooth. It contains vitamins E and A.

Antioxidants

Apricots contain antioxidants like catechins, polyphenols and flavonoids. They can enhance the health of your kid.

Tip

It is always better to ask your doctor before you wish to feed your kid with apricots as some kids may develop allergies when they eat dried ones.

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