This peachy little fruit is a late summertime favorite.
Estimated to have first appeared over 4,000 years ago, its bright color and sweet flavor make it a wonderful accompaniment to savory or rich foods. It is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, fiber, and potassium, all for only about 17 calories each.
Facts about Apricots
Did You Know?
The apricot is actually a member of the rose family.
How to Choose:
Look for a rich orange-colored fruit that is slightly soft. If the skin is wrinkled, though, avoid it, as it is already over-ripe.
If you’ve purchased just before prime ripeness, keep at room temperature or store in a paper bag to allow fruit to ripen. If the fruit is already ripe, keep it in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic bag or container to prevent spoiling.