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About Apricot

  • Apricots are commonly used in baking and as an added flavor in meat entrees
  • Apricots are good for dieting because they are low in calories and high in fiber which leads to water absorption and a feeling of being full
  • One serving of apricots can provide nearly half of the daily recommendation for vitamin A
  • Dried apricots are loaded with soluble fiber which is helpful to the digestive system
  • Botanically speaking, the apricot is a cousin of the plum, the almond, the peach, and the nectarine
  • Apricots are rich with Lycopene which is a cancer-fighting antioxidant and has been linked to improved fertility
  • Apricots are usually treated with sulfites which can affect about 1 in 100 people who are allergic
  • Dried apricots are actually healthier than fresh apricots as they have a higher concentration of vitamins and nutrients
  • Ancient Persian people referred to apricots as the "Egg of the Sun"
  • Today the nation that produces the highest volume of commercial apricots is Turkey
  • The word "apricot" is derived from a latin word that means early ripening and has the same basis as the word "precocious"
  • Mediterranean apricot seeds are so sweet and savory they can often be used as a substitute for almonds
  • Egyptians use apricots to make a juice called amar al-din which is poplar during Ramadan
  • The cultivation of apricots began in Armenia and the scientific name reflects this: Prunus Armeniaca
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