Apricots when ripened naturally are a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are required by the body to aid the body s natural functioning. The higher the amount of antioxidants in the body, the higher the rate of elimination of toxins in the body. Toxins are harmful substances that accumulate in the intestines and the digestive tract. Apricots have the capacity to increase the production of antioxidants. They are also rich in carotenoids and other strong antioxidant phytonutrients. Apricots are also rich in vitamin A content due to the presence of high levels of beta carotene content. Vitamin A is also helpful as an antioxidant.