Spring days are growing longer in the Central Valley and our sun-ripened apricots have just been harvested. They’re picked when their sugars are perfectly developed and dried using our tried and true, centuries-old sun-drying method for optimal taste and texture. Sweet and slightly tart, they’re great eaten just as they are, or used in your favorite recipes. How about making Apricot Habanero Jam, Apricot Braid Bread or Apricot Almond Oatmeal to share with family and friends?
Our California apricots are a good source of Vitamin A, which plays a key role in the normal function of the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs, according to the National Institutes of Health (01). Other sources suggest that dried apricots are higher in calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and Vitamin E than fresh apricots (02). Now how many nutritious foods can be so delicious?