Sweet California apricots are full of flavor, with a delicate aroma. These apricots are definitely a customer favorite. We can guarantee you that every piece will taste even better than the last, and you will find these apricots hard to resist once you have tried them.
Dried slab apricots are the sweetest and moistest of the bunch – We pick them only when they are fully ripe, resulting in a natural, sweet flavor and wonderful aroma when dried. They are very moist and delicious.
California Patterson apricots are bursting with flavor-sweet, and tangy all at the same time. They make a wonderful snack, and will also make a wonderful addition to your cooking. These dried, full-flavored tangy apricots are rich with vitamin A, and a tasty source of iron and calcium.
The apricot is believed have originated in China, where it has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. It has also been grown in India and Tibet from time immemorial.
The Hunzas, who live in the Himalayan Mountains’ of northern Pakistan and are known for their vitality and longevity, have cultivated and valued this fruit for its health‑building virtues for over 1,500 years. Greek physicians regarded it as a food medicine, while the Romans dedicated it to Venus, the goddess of love.
It was introduced in Europe during the time of Alexander, the Great. In the Middle East, apricots were very popular for their taste as well as for their invigorating perfume.
Minerals and Vitamins
Small amounts of Vitamin B Complex
Calorific Value ‑ 306
*Values per 100 gms edible portion
Apricots are rich in various food ingredients. The fresh fruit is rich in natural sugars, vitamin A and calcium. It is a good source of the Vitamins, i.e. B Complex, riboflavin and niacin as well as vitamin C. The nut of the apricot is rich in protein and fat and is considered as valuable as any other nut. It contains 40 to 45 per cent of oil, which is practically identical with almond oil in its physical as well as chemical properties
What are the natural benefits of apricots?
The apricot in its fresh form is used as a dessert fruit. It is, however, generally used in its dried form. The heat renders it easier to digest.
It is made into excellent jam, jelly, marmalades and preserves Apricots canned in sugar are also popular.
The nut of the apricot is extensively used in confectionery.
Fresh juice of apricot leaves is useful in skin diseases. It can be applied with beneficial results in scabies, eczema, sun‑burn and itching of the skin due to cold exposure
Apricots have an alkaline reaction in the system. They aid the digestion, if consumed before a meal.
The fruit is highly valued as a gentle laxative and is beneficial in the treatment of constipation. This is due to its cellulose and pectin contents. Patients suffering from chronic constipation can greatly benefit by regular use of apricots Generally six to eight apricots used per day will produce the desired result.
The apricot is an excellent food remedy for anemia on account of its high content of iron.
Fresh juice of apricots, mixed with glucose or honey, is a very cooling drink during fevers. It quenches the thirst and eliminates the waste products from the body. It tones up the eyes, stomach, liver, heart and nerves by supplying vitamins and minerals.
In China, a famous medicine known as Apricot Gold was made from the kernels of trees, which grew in certain areas. This medicine was reputed for the powers to prolong life. The Chinese also believed that apricots reacted sympathetically to women’s ailments. The apricot flowers, therefore, formed a common ingredient in their cosmetics.