Sun Dried Apricots
These apricots (khubani) are naturally dried and have no sulphur dioxides added. Therefor they are a little more dry but just as healthy. This is the way traditional dry apricots were consumed.
They are sweet, juicy yet a dry fruit and are very healthy. Dehydrated apricots have a higher concentration of nutrients than fresh apricots. Dried apricots have more potassium, iron and calcium
Apricots are one fruit whose origins are lost in time.
Most of today’s apricots come from Turkey, but California is not far behind.
Dehydrated apricots contain a very high concentration of vitamin A and C. Apricots have soluble fibre which helps in reducing blood cholesterol.
Dehydrated apricots are mostly used as a direct snack but there’s no reason not to get creative with them. They can be added to smoothies or summer salads.
It is also commonly called as Khurmani in India.