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Dried Apricot

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Dried apricots

Dried apricots are a type of traditional dried fruit. When treated with sulfur dioxide, the color is vivid orange. Organic fruit not treated with sulfur vapor is darker in color and has a coarser texture. Generally, the lighter the color, the higher the SO₂ content. The apricot has highly health-building virtues. The fresh fruit is rich in easily-digestible natural sugars, vitamins A and C, riboflavin (B2), and niacin (B3). It is also an excellent source of minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, and traces of sodium, Sulphur, manganese, cobalt, and bromine. Apricots are often dried, cooked into a pastry, or eaten as jam.