Apricots

Nutritional Information
Excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Good source of potassium and fiber.

What To Look For
Should be deep yellow with pink blush: no sign of green. Plump and firm with tender, velvety skin.

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

Best Uses
Raw (best at room temperature): salads, sorbets, and out of hand. Cooked: jams and tarts. Good with meats such as turkey.

Recipes
Apricot Vinaigrette
Apricot Smoothie
Minted Lamb Stew with Apricots



Other Fruits

 Apricots
Asian Pears
Blackberries
Cantaloupe
Casaba Melon
Cherries 
Crenshaw Melon
Currants
Figs
Gooseberries
Grapes
Guava
Honeydew Melon
Huckleberries
Lychee Nut
Mangoes
Nectarines
Papayas
Peaches
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
see also: Summer Vegetable Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
Spring Vegetable Guide | Spring Fruit Guide
 
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