weight: 500 g
Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer. Apricots are small, golden orange fruits, with velvety skin and flesh: not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Some people think of the flavor as being somewhere between a peach and a plum, fruits to which they're closely related.
• Apricots contain a number of potent antioxidants. It’s a good source of both vitamins A (from beta-carotene) and vitamin C.
• Regular intake of apricots has been linked with less risk of vision loss with aging.
• Apricots can protect blood vessels from inflammation-related damage, leading to better blood pressure control.
• Within the total dietary fiber provided by apricots, it can help to control blood cholesterol levels.
Calorie count: 17 Cal per one apricot
Ways to enjoy:
• Add sliced apricots to hot or cold cereal.
• The next time you make whole grain pancakes add some chopped apricots to the batter.
• Serve fresh apricots in your green salad when they are in season.
How to store:
• Store ripe apricots at room temperature.
• While it is tempting to hold them in the refrigerator, they will have a much better flavor if they are not chilled.
• Do not pile ripe apricots on top of one another in a bowl. As pretty as this may be, it will most likely lead to the fruit being bruised.