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Ingredients Certified organic apricots
Allergens Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts
Country of Origin Turkey

Organic apricots are beautiful, fragrant golden-orange colored fruits. Relatives of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots’ velvety skin and sweet flesh are packed with Vitamins A and C. Known to the ancient Greeks as, “golden eggs of the sun" apricots today are one the world’s most popular dried fruits.

Soft and tender when sun-ripe, this subtle, delicate fruit lend a sensual allure to both sweet and savory dishes, while apricot jam comes life with freshly buttered croissants or as fillings and glazes on pies and tarts. 

Organic apricots are sublime in glazed fruit tartlets, or served as a side dish with honey and lime juice. Apricot kernel oil imparts a nutty tang to brandies and liqueurs and of course, it is a traditional flavor for Italian Amaretti di Saronno biscuits.

Health Benefits

Deliciously sweet, apricots are one of the popular nuts available. Including apricots in your diet provides a range of health benefits including:

  • Heart Health: Apricots help protect your heart from atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes due to its high vitamin C, levels plus potassium and dietary fiber, all contributing to cardiovascular health.
  • Anemia: Iron and copper in apricots aid in formation of hemoglobin helps treat anemia
  • Fluid Levels and Metabolism: Potassium and sodium in apricots regulate fluid levels
  • Tissue and Cellular Health: Vitamin C collagen the protein base of blood vessel walls, skin, organs, and bones.
  • Digestion: Rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber
  • Bone Health: Apricots have calcium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, and copper trace mineral essential in strengthening and repairing bones

Key Nutrition Details

Organic dried apricots are a great source of vitamins and minerals. A daily snack of 100 grams contains the following nutrients (% Daily Recommended Intake):

Energy: 2.5%

Carbohydrates: 8.5%

Protein: 2.5%

Total Fat: 1%

Dietary Fiber: 5%

Folates: 2%

Niacin: 4%

Pantothenic acid: 5%

Pyridoxine: 5%

Riboflavin: 3%

Thiamin: 2.5%

Vitamin A: 64%

Vitamin C: 16%

Vitamin E: 0%

Vitamin K: 3%

Sodium: 0%

Potassium: 5.5%

Calcium: 1.3%

Copper: 0%

Iron: 5%

Magnesium: 2.5%

Manganese: 3%

Phosphorus: 3%

Zinc: 2%

Interesting Facts

The apricot originated in the mountainous regions of North-Central and Northwestern China. Apricots initially made their way along the Great Silk Road trade route into Europe. Here are some other fun facts about apricots:

  • Legend credits Alexander the Great with introducing apricots to Greece
  • General Lucullus is thought to have brought apricots to Rome from Armenia.
  • Apricot means precious in Latin
  • 17th English settlers brought apricots to the New World
  • Ripen earlier than other summer fruit
  • Are totally free of cholesterol, sodium and saturated fats
  • National Apricot Day falls on January 9th
  • Apricot trees grow to around 12 to 15 feet tall and produce fruit for 20 to 25 years

Storage Tips & Shelf Life

Dried apricots will last for up to a year beyond their "best by" date provided they are kept in a cool, dark place. We always recommend refrigeration, especially for dried fruit that contains high levels of moisture.

How to Enjoy

Organic dried apricots are scrumptious eaten on their own. However, dried apricots are delicious in a range of recipes ideas:

  • Apricots pair well with stone fruit, such as cherries, almonds, and plums
  • Sumptuous in cookies cakes and muffins or as breakfasts with muesli, oatmeal, and granola
  • Brilliant in fresh fruit and savory salads
  • Go well in pie and tart fillings and in desserts, crumbles, compotes, rice puddings, sorbets, gelato and ice cream
  • Apricots are famously delicious in jams
  • Pair well with honey, yogurt, egg custards
  • Fabulous in Asian dishes such as chicken skewers, scallops, and prawns
Product Details
Ingredients Certified organic apricots
Allergens Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts
Country of Origin Turkey

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