These Apricots are pre-soaked so they're ready to eat immediately. Fresh apricots are at their peak for only a short period, and do not keep or travel well. Drying is one method of preserving their goodness, and happily improves the flavour as well. One of the most versatile dried fruits, apricots can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. Try them in Moroccan tagines, North Indian curries, Persian stews and South African barbecue sauces.
Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A, a very good source of vitamin C, and a good source of dietary fibre and potassium.
Apricots contain phytochemicals called carotenoids, compounds that give red, orange and yellow colours to fruits and vegetables. The powerful antioxidant Lycopene is one of the carotenoids found in apricots.