It’s hard to beat these bliss balls for a summer afternoon snack. The apricots are in full swing and so it’s the perfect time to throw together these delicious little balls.
The juicy fragrant fruit known as the “apricot” is the perfect size for a snack, with a taste that can range from sweet to tart. Golden orange in colour, the fruits’ single seed is enclosed in a hard, stony shell surrounded by a firm, fresh pulp. Mainly consumed fresh, apricots closely resemble the peach, however it is much paler and smaller in size.
The apricot has been ranked as a good source of both vitamin A and vitamin C, with many health benefits associated with its consumption. Low in calories and carbs, it has been shown that apricots can protect against inflammation, vision loss and are a good source of dietary fibre. 100g of apricots contains the following:
- Vitamin A – 11% of DV
- Calcium – 1% of DV
- Vitamin C – 11% of DV
- Iron – 2% of DV
- Potassium – 6% of DV
- Chose apricots that are firm but not hard
- Avoid fruit that contains bruises or is overly soft
- Chose fruit based on the flavour and aroma rather than the appearance
- Apricots should be stored at room temperature.
- When ripe, store apricots in the refrigerator in a sealed bag, for up to two days.