Apricots in the shop – did you know?

Apricots in the shop – did you know?

Over the past several weeks we have been harvesting Apricots. And they are available from the shop.

Apricots are an unusual stone fruit. It isn’t as sweet as many other stone fruits, but it combines sweetness with tartness. Apricots can ripen off the tree, you can purchase firm fruit and let it ripen at home. Many varieties of Apricots range in color from yellow to orange, and red.

As with many fruits, apricots are a healthy choice. According to WebMD:

“Apricots are rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, and other carotenoids, apricots are excellent for promoting eye health. Lutein helps to support retina and lens health, while carotenoids and vitamin E support overall vision. Apricot nutrients also help to reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.”

Apricots have high levels of vitamins C and A. A mere 4 ounces of Apricots contain over 12% of your daily dose of Vitamin A, C. And calories? Around 55.

Did you ever dream about Apricots? That is healthy! Apricots symbolize happiness and prosperity. People in Poland believe that a dream of apricots heralds positive changes and wealth.

Now a few fun facts:

  • Apricots have existed for over 4,000 years
  • Apricots are related to the peach
  • Apricots are a member of the Rose family
  • Apricots do not contain sodium, cholesterol, or saturated fat
  • Astronauts ate the fruit on the Apollo mission to the moon
  • National Apricot Day is January the 9th

Visit the shop for your apricots.