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