Apricot trees grow best in light, loamy soil. They are also resistant to drought. Here are few tips that can make your life with Apricot:
• Refrigerating Apricots will dramatically impair their ripening process. Leave them out at room temperature until they are ripe, and then refrigerate them.
• Apricots do not contain saturated fat, sodium, or cholesterol.
• The impressive health benefits of Apricots are due to the content of vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, and niacin in significant amounts, as well as a number of other essential vitamins in trace amounts (less than 5% of daily requirement), as well as their mineral content, which includes potassium, copper manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous. Apricots are also a very good source of dietary fiber, like most fruits.
• Dried Apricots can be high in sulphur dioxide, which is commonly used in small quantities to prevent mould developing on the fruit. Many organic dried Apricots are brown because they are sun-dried: sunlight oxidizes their flesh, which acts as a natural preservative.
• To select ripe Apricots, look for fruit with a rich, orange color — not pale yellow or green — that is a little soft to the touch.