Is Apricots Healthy?

Yes, apricots are healthy.

Apricot kernels contain amygdalin which is a form of cyanide and should not be consumed. Apricots do not contain amygdalin (a.k.a. laetrile).
The dried fruit come from the same plant as plums, prunes, and peaches; originating in China about 5 th millennium BC before spreading to the Mediterranean area and Europe. They became popular during 18th century because they were grown widely after peach trees (which were more popular earlier) began to die out following infestation with insects such as scale insects, aphids and clothes moths in 1840s onwards…

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