Apricots
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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.

Health Benefits

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

Selecting tips

  • 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

Storage tips

  • Apricots should be stored at room temperature.
  • When ripe, store apricots in the refrigerator in a sealed bag, for up to two days.

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