(Approx. 500 Gms.)
Apricots are small, golden orange fruits, with velvety skin and flesh: not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Their flavor is almost musky, with a faint tartness that is more pronounced when the fruit is dried. Some people think of the flavor as being somewhere between a peach and a plum, fruits to which they're closely related.
The health benefits of apricots include its ability to treat indigestion, constipation, earaches, fever, skin diseases, etc. Apricots also help improve heart health, and treat strained muscles and wounds. It is also believed that apricot is good for skin care, which is why it makes an important addition to various cosmetics. Furthermore, apricots have the ability to reduce cholesterol levels, prevent the deterioration of vision, aid in weight loss, treat respiratory conditions, boost bone strength, and maintain balance in the body.
· Apricots are originally from China but arrived in Europe via Armenia, which is why the scientific name is Prunus armenaica.
· Apricot trees will generally product fruit for 20-25 years.