Apricot Facts

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Apricot facts and general information about apricots.

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Apricots are Available in Season:


How Do Apricots Grow:

Apricots grow on trees like apples and peaches.
apricot tree

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 color.

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.

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 Recipes: 

Apricot Sauce with Pork Chops

  • pork roast
  • 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.

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