Apricot facts and general information about apricots.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Apricots are Available in Season:
How Do Apricots Grow:
Apricots grow on trees like apples and peaches.
What to Look For When Buying Apricots:
Pick apricots that are soft but not too mushy. Soft means they are
ripe and should be eaten right away. If they are a little
harder they can ripen at home. Apricots should be golden orange in
Apricot Storage Tips:
Store them in the refrigerator when they are ripe.
How to Cook Apricots:
Eat apricots as is, in fruit dishes as you would peaches, make a
sauce for meat dishes, or apricots taste great dried.
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Apricot Nutrition Facts:
Apricots contain Vitamin A and Vitamin C. They also are a
great source of beta- carotene. Apricots are also great fiber and
potassium. Apricots also have a high level of carotenoids which help
lower bad cholesterol levels.
Apricot Sauce with Pork Chops
apricot jam or 4-5 fresh apricots, chopped
1/3 Cup lemon juice
1/3 Cup ketchup
1/4 Cup chicken broth
3 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Place pork in a roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 450 degrees for
30-35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. You can
also cook in the crock pot on low for 6 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine apricots, lemon juice, ketchup,
broth, honey, soy sauce and ginger. Cook and stir until heated
through. Slice the pork and serve with the apricot sauce.