Fresh Honey Apricots
Country Of Origin: Turkey
Apricots are available in the late spring through summer.
Apricots are petite, round to slightly oblong fruits with smooth and velvety skin. The skin often has a rosy blush and can range in colour from pale yellow, to golden, to burnt orange, depending on the variety and how ripe they are. The flesh is smooth, juicy, tender, and honey-sweet flavour,
Apricots can be used in both raw and cooked applications, and in every type of dish from appetizers to dessert. They can be roasted, grilled, baked, broiled, poached, cooked into jams and preserves, made into ice cream or gelato, or pureed for use in sauce or dressings. Apricots pair well with other stone fruit, including cherries, almonds and plums, as well as with hazelnut, pistachio, vanilla bean, honey, egg custards, soft cheeses, lemon zest, orange zest, white chocolate, and light, sweet white wines.
Apricots are a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, iron and beta-carotenes. At one time or another, apricots have been acclaimed to treat cancer, tumors, swelling, ulcers, heart disease, and more. Historically, they have played a significant role in Chinese medicine where they are thought to regenerate and detoxify the body.