By early summer, the apricot has matured into a yellow stone fruit. This fruit is green and hard in the early stages, but when its color reaches yellow or orange with red shades, it becomes soft. To prevent rotting and bruising, they are picked when they are green and not fully ripe. At this stage, they are marketed. The biggest producers are Iran and Turkey. They have the best climate for apricot trees, so they produce the best quality apricots. Recently, prices have increased in Turkey due to restrictions on apricot production.
Therefore, Iran is considered as the most beneficial choice. Overall, Iran has the tastiest apricots due to its compatible climate. Along with the best quality, we offer a reasonable price for dried apricots. Hot air drying and traditional sun drying are two methods used to dry the fruits.
After reaching the appropriate level of dryness, dried apricots are packed and stored in the best conditions. It is very sweet with an orange color. Sulfur is also added to whole dried apricots to preserve its natural color, prevent insect infestation and increase shelf life. The nutritional value of dried apricots is 100 grams, which contains about 280 calories and is 65% It consists of carbohydrates, 5% protein and 0.4% fat.
Uses Natural and dried apricots are consumed as fruit or nuts, and also used in canning, juices or frozen foods.