Apricot

Life Story of the Apricot

The apricot is the fruit of the apricot tree. It’s a small tree, growing to about 9-12m tall. The flesh tends to be firm, and not too juicy, compared to a peach. To this day, the origin of apricots is disputed. Some believe it was from China, while others say Armenia, Persia, or India.

Despite the unsettled history of Apricots, one thing that’s clear to us is that they are considered one of the most versatile and nutritious fruits. They are an amazing source of Vitamin A, which helps enhance vision, maintain immune system, and encourages healthy skin cell production. Apricots are also good for your heart, due to its high fibre and potassium content. The fibre helps reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol, and the potassium balances our electrolyte levels (which maintain our heart muscles). Apricots are also rich in antioxidants, which help kill free radicals that damage our cells.