Apricots originally came from China, but arrived in Europe via Armenia, which is why the scientific name is Prunus Armeniaca. Turkey, Italy, Russia, Spain, Greece, USA and France are the leading producers of apricots. Apricots are consumed as fresh fruit, but also dried, cooked to dough and eaten as jam. They have a delicious, sweet taste that is ideal for snacking or adding recipes and baked goods. In combination with their delicious sweetness, apricots are the perfect, healthy treat for in between meals.
The dried apricots are a powerhouse of potassium, an essential mineral that helps prevent heartburn and prevents hypertension. As a rich source of Vitamin A and E, these delicious dried fruits are ideal for strengthening the immune system and improving skin and eye health. They are also high in mineral iron, which promotes blood production and helps provide oxygen throughout the body. It also contains vitamin B5, folic acid, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.