Taste: Apricots are closely related to peaches, plums, and nectarines. While apricots may be small, they are loaded with juicy sweetness. Most people say they taste somewhere between a peach and a plum.
Nutritional Benefits of Apricots:
- Full of beta-carotene and vitamin C, which is known to be good for keeping your skin healthy
- Rich in vitamins that protect your eyesight
- In Europe, apricots have long been used as an aphrodisiac
When to Find Apricots: We begin to sell apricots at the end of June. Apricots are ready to eat when they're fully orange and show no signs of green.
Best Uses for Apricots: Apricots are a truly versatile fruit. They are amazing grilled, cut up in salads or salsas, or topped with fresh cream for dessert. A lot of people love their apricots dried! They make a fantastic addition to a healthy trail mix.
How to Store Apricots: As apricots are so soft, it's best not to store them on top of one another for two long. Keeping them in the fridge will preserve them longer, but some people believe they taste the best when stored at room temperature on the counter. Keep an eye on them, as they can go mushy quickly.