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What is dried apricot?
The apricot tree is from the Rosaceae family. The highest quality apricot fruits are collected from the branches and after the cores are removed, they are obtained by drying in the natural environment of the sun without any intervention. Without losing its taste and flavor, it loses its water and becomes smaller. The unique dried apricot is an indispensable element of snacks and breakfasts. It is a dietary supplement with high fiber content. You can make the appearance and seasoning on top of the salads, you can make dried apricot delight, you can use it as a mortar in cakes, cookies and desserts, you can make a snack next to your coffee.
When was it discovered?
The first written sign of apricot is found in 1655 in Malatya, which means “Fruit Garden”. In the same period, famous traveler Evliya Çelebi mentioned about 7800 orchards and 7 varieties of apricots in Malatya. In the same written sources mention that there is a very beautiful piece of nature that looks like a paradise for apricots.In the early 1900s, the most famous apricot type Hacıhaliloğlu was discovered. It is in this period that the world opens up.
Where is the birthplace?
The homeland of dried apricot is Southeastern Anatolia Region where the most production is made, In this way, our world-famous Malatya province.
How is taste and What are the benefits?
It has a mild aromatic taste. It is loved by everybody. Dried apricots are more nutritious than honey as vitamin and mineral value. In apricot tree branches in the full mature stage reaches the most ideal flavor and aroma. There are many reasons to consume each day regularly. Mixed with water and honey, or compote are the savior of the hot days as the made of cold drink. It is strengthens your immune system.
What determines the quality?
Its quality comes from its local nature. The most efficient apricots obtained in the harvest are evaluated. It is another quality factor that is naturally dried by leaving it under the sun. It does not contain any coloring material. Quality is understood by its appearance and redness.
Where is it produced?
Apricot tree is 4-6 meters long. The fruit is succulent and juicy. The flowers are white or pink. Dried Apricot is a gift from the continental climate to our kitchens100% organic production is carried out. Apricot tree needs a dry air to give its best fruits. It is also very resistant to cold weather. It prefers the countries where the summer months are sunny and the winter months are rainy and cold. It is a kind of early flowering fruit, so that dried apricots can be found in kitchens for 12 months.
How is it made?
Apricot fruit, medium-sized and oval structure. Its fruits ripen in August. The most natural dried apricot method is the conversion of yellow color to dark brown-black color under the influence of sun yellow.The apricot, which is left to dry in yellow in 2-3 days, gets dark brown-black color with the effect of the sun.At harvest time, they are collected from branches and taken into wooden crates. For long lasting, mix with Sage and keep in bags and stored in the refrigerator. It should not be kept in extremely humid places, because mold can occur. If dried apricots are hardened, it is recommended to wait in water for a while.
How is the production stage?
At modern facilities with technological equipment, working diligently and in accordance with world standards in the whole production process. All production stages are audited by audit firms. Transported apricots are separated according to size in hygienic environment. The quality ones are extracted, the foreign materials are cleaned, the dust is cleaned on the top. It is dried on a flat surface under natural clear sunny weather and stored in cool place. Packaged and presented to you.
What is the shelf life and storage conditions?
Shelf Life is 3 months in a cool and dry place.
Nutrition FactsServing Size:100 gramsAmount Per ServingCalories from Fat 4.6Calories 240.1% Daily Value*0.6 gramsTotal Fat0 gramsSaturated FatPolyunsaturated Fat 0 gramsMonounsaturated Fat 0 grams0 milligramsCholesterol10 milligramsSodium1171.8 milligramsPotassium62.9 gramsTotal Carbohydrates7.4 gramsDietary FiberSugars 54.3 gramsProtein 3.4 grams71.4%Vitamin A1.7%Vitamin C4.3%Calcium14.9%IronPercent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.