Apricot Afganistan Fresh Price per 500gms)

Rs. 195 Rs. 225

Description/Taste

Afghanistan apricots are medium sized, with a smooth, pale-yellow skin and the occasional blush at the shoulders. They have the characteristic midline indention running down one side from the stem end to the tip. Afghanistan apricots are a freestone variety, meaning the flesh does not adhere to inner almond-shaped stone. The pale-yellow flesh is soft and has a melting quality. It offers a very sweet flavor with very little acidity.

Nutritional Value

Afghanistan apricots are a rich source of vitamins A and C, and dietary fiber. They are a good source of B-complex vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, iron and the electrolyte potassium.

Ethnic/Cultural Info

Apricots have been cultivated in Iran for centuries. The Persians referred to the apricot of Iran as the “seed of the sun”. They are less often eaten fresh, and more often dried to preserve their flavor and nutritive value. Many different Persian recipes call for dried apricots, such as stews, chicken and rice dishes. Apricots in Iran are also processed for the sweet inner kernels of their seeds, which are eaten as a nutritious snack.

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