Apricots

Apricots are originally from China. Their skin color can range from cream to bright orange. They are often crossed with plums to provide pluots (mostly plum), plumcots (equal plum and apricot) and apriums (mostly apricot).

How to Select
Choose apricots that are plump, firm and uniformly colored.
How to Store
Store apricots at room temperature until ripe then in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for 3-5 days.
Nutrition Benefits
Low fat, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C, good source of potassium and fiber.

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