Sun dried apricots are Fresh apricots that have been dried using the natural heat of the sun. This traditional method of food preservation involves exposing the fruit to sunlight for an extended period, allowing the water content to evaporate. The result is a product named as dried apricot with a concentrated flavor, sweetness, and a chewy texture.
The ripe apricots are usually halved and pitted before being laid out in the sun to dry for making sun dried apricots, . The process may take several days, during which the fruit undergoes a natural dehydration process. The sun drying method has been used for years as a way to preserve fruits, nuts, and other foods before inventing of new modern food preservation methodes.
Several Countries produce best and high quality sun dried apricots in the world,Turkey is one of the largest producers of sun-dried apricots . Turkish apricots are renowned for their quality and flavor. Other countries include: Iran , Uzbekistan , Afghanistan , Pakistan , United States , Greece and Spain also produce sun-dried apricots.
Sun dried apricots are considered as a phealthy snack and are also used in various culinary applications. These products are known for their concentrated sweetness and intense apricot flavor, they retain some of their natural nutrients even after sun drying process. this product can be used in foods industry such as following:
Cereal and Oatmeal
Cheese and Charcuterie Boards
Chutneys and Relishes
Calories 67 calories
Carbohydrates 18 gr
Dietary Fiber 2.3 grams
Sugars 13 gr
Protein 0.5 grams
Fat 0.3 gr
Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamin A , E , Potassium , Iron , Calcium
Retail: 200 gr , 450 gr
Wholesale: 5 k , 9 k Cartons
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