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Del Monte Lite Apricot Halves Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Dec 23, 2009
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Del Monte Lite Apricot HalvesWhile I know canned fruit cannot compare to fresh fruit, I am glad that this is alternative is available for when fresh isn't available. I like canned fruit as a quick on the go snack, to amp up my salads, as well as in baking. One of my favorites to buy is Del Monte Lite Apricot Halves - which has a pop-top design, so I don't need to fiddle with a can opener.

The apricot halves were intact and good-sized with a nice and sweet taste. Unlike regular canned fruit, these apricots were in extra light syrup simply made with less sugar and without any artificial sweeteners, which results in 1/3 fewer calories compared with apricots in heavy syrup.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (122 grams)
Calories: 60
Total Fat: 0%
Saturated Fat: 0%
Sodium: 10 mg
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Fiber: 1 gram, 4%
Sugars: 15 grams
Protein: 0 grams

A 1/2 cup serving of Del Monte Lite Apricot Halves provides 60 calories, 1 gram of dietary fiber and 15 grams of sugar. Each serving also provides 30% DV vitamin A. The result was a juice which complemented the apricots without overwhelming the natural fruit taste. The ingredients are simply apricots, water & sugar. I paid $1.25 for a 15 ounce can of Del Monte Lite Apricot Halves at Target.

The apricots were pretty tasty and the syrup non-intrusive. I still prefer fresh fruit, but these apricots were a decent alternative. I ate these apricots on their own and I found them to be a more filling snack option than some nutrition bars I've had in the past. I'm looking forward to freezing a few and throwing them in my protein shakes for a little extra flavor.

Anybody else like to snack on canned fruit when there is none of the fresh stuff around - or is it just me?!

Rating
Taste: 4
Nutrition: 5
Price: 5
Overall: 5
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