Fresh ripe apricots contain a lot of cellulose and few calories, are good source of beta carotene — provitamin A. Beta carotene — antioxidant which, according to modern researches, can interfere with development of cancer and diseases of heart.
Fruits of apricots are used both in fresh, and in dried look (dried apricots (with stone), dried apricots, fruit candy). It is necessary to limit to sick diabetes the use of apricots because of high content of sugar in them.
From apricots prepare apricot vodka, alcoholic drink, and juice of apricots is exposed to fermentation and then distillation.
Seeds (stone) are eaten like almonds, and by means of squeezing from them receive milk. Seeds use for production of the fat oil applied in medicine as solvent.
Ink is made of the burned-through stones of apricot.