Apricots

Nutritional Information
Excellent source of vitamins A and C. Good source of potassium.

What To Look For
Pick deep yellow fruit with a pink blush and no sign of green. They should be plump and firm with tender, velvety skin.

Easy Storage and Preparation
Store at room temperature or refrigerate. Use within a day or two. Poach under ripe fruit in sugar and water to soften and bring out the flavor.

Best Uses
Raw (best at room temperature): use in salads or sorbets.
Cooked: jams and tarts.Good with meats and poultry.

Recipes
Brown Rice Pilaf with Chicken and Dried Apricots
Minted Lamb Stew with Apricots
Apricot Smoothie



Other Fruits


Apricots
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Casaba Melon
Cherries

Currants
Figs
Nectarines
Papayas
Pineapples

Raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries
see also:  Spring Vegetable Guide
Summer Vegetable Guide | Summer Fruit Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
 
related links:  FDA's Tips for Handling Fresh Produce



NOTE:
An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

   Source: Copyright 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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