Apricot nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more
Apricot Glycemic index (GI)
Apricots are stone fruits with a variety of species. Usually, an apricot tree is from a species called Prunus armeniaca. Depending on the species, cultivating environment, and other factors, the glycemic index of apricot can differ.
On the report of The National Tables of Glycemic Index, a raw apricot from Australia has a glycemic index of 34±3, while a raw apricot from Italy has a higher GI of 57. Apricot halves, canned in fruit juice from South Africa, have a GI of 51±5. In comparison, Canadian apricots, canned in light syrup, have an increased GI of 64 (1).
The GI of dried apricots from Australia is 30±7. Ready to eat dried apricots from the UK have a GI of 31±6 and a different brand of bite-size, and ready to eat dried apricots from the UK have a GI of 32±7. The mean of these three studies shows us that the average GI of dried apricots is 31 (1).
Apricot summer fruit yogurt from the UK has a GI of 11±4. A sample from a low-fat yogurt from the UK has shown a significant difference with a GI of 42±6 (1).
A 100% apricot fruit spread, with no added sugar from Australia, has a GI of 43±6. An apricot fruit spread with reduced sugar naturally has a higher GI of 55±7. Overall the mean of multiple studies has shown the average GI of apricot fruit spread to be 51±3 (1)
Most apricots tend to fall under the classification of low glycemic index foods.
It has been studied that dried apricots combined with nuts have the potential to mitigate postprandial glycemic response and can be considered a healthy snack for people with diabetes (2).
Another research has found that dried fruit, especially apricots, reduces the glycemic response of white bread through the displacement of half of the available carbohydrate (3).
Dried apricots are also ample with potassium that can decrease blood pressure (4).
Important nutritional characteristics for Apricot
Mineral coverage chart
Mineral chart - relative view
Vitamin coverage chart
Vitamin chart - relative view
Protein quality breakdown
Fat type information
Carbohydrate type breakdown
Fiber content ratio for Apricot
All nutrients for Apricot per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Net carbs||N/A||47%||9.12g||5.9 times less than Chocolate|
|Protein||3%||82%||1.4g||2 times less than Broccoli|
|Fats||1%||83%||0.39g||85.4 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||4%||47%||11.12g||2.5 times less than Rice|
|Calories||2%||88%||48kcal||Equal to Orange|
|Fructose||1%||86%||0.94g||6.3 times less than Apple|
|Sugar||N/A||41%||9.24g||Equal to Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||8%||37%||2g||1.2 times less than Orange|
|Calcium||1%||68%||13mg||9.6 times less than Milk|
|Iron||5%||81%||0.39mg||6.7 times less than Beef|
|Magnesium||2%||84%||10mg||14 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||3%||87%||23mg||7.9 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||8%||46%||259mg||1.8 times more than Cucumber|
|Sodium||0%||98%||1mg||490 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||2%||85%||0.2mg||31.6 times less than Beef|
|Copper||9%||64%||0.08mg||1.8 times less than Shiitake|
|Vitamin A||26%||14%||1279IU||13.1 times less than Carrot|
|Vitamin E||6%||48%||0.89mg||1.6 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin C||11%||24%||10mg||5.3 times less than Lemon|
|Vitamin B1||3%||82%||0.03mg||8.9 times less than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||3%||84%||0.04mg||3.3 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||4%||76%||0.6mg||16 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||5%||78%||0.24mg||4.7 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||4%||77%||0.05mg||2.2 times less than Oat|
|Folate||2%||65%||9µg||6.8 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Vitamin K||3%||60%||3.3µg||30.8 times less than Broccoli|
|Tryptophan||0%||94%||0.02mg||20.3 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0%||94%||0.05mg||15.3 times less than Beef|
|Isoleucine||0%||95%||0.04mg||22.3 times less than Salmon|
|Leucine||0%||94%||0.08mg||31.6 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||0%||91%||0.1mg||4.7 times less than Tofu|
|Methionine||0%||97%||0.01mg||16 times less than Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0%||94%||0.05mg||12.8 times less than Egg|
|Valine||0%||95%||0.05mg||43.2 times less than Soybean|
|Histidine||0%||94%||0.03mg||27.7 times less than Turkey meat|
|Saturated Fat||0%||89%||0.03g||218.3 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||N/A||79%||0.17g||57.6 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||N/A||87%||0.08g||612.6 times less than Walnut|
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Apricot nutrition infographic
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.