Did you know that one Apricot has only 17 calories? However, there are certain other facts that are even more interesting. Here are the few facts:
• Apricots are a member of the rose family.
• The Apricot is a small tree, 8–12 m (26–39 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm (16 in) in diameter and a dense, spreading canopy.
• Apricot trees will produce fruit for 20 to 25 years.
• Apricots are members of the rose family.
• The fruit is also related to peaches, plums, cherries, and almonds.
• Today, the fruit is cultivated on six continents. Antarctica is the exception.
• California produces 95% of the Apricots grown in the United States.
• During the 1600s, Apricot oil was used to treat medical conditions such as tumors, ulcers, and swelling.
• Astronauts ate the fruit on the Apollo mission to the moon.