Meet peach little cousin. Apricot is a smaller sized stone fruit, with its enticing orange color, fuzzy edible skin, and a distinct taste with a tart flavor and less juicy texture.
Apricots present a perfect multi-pick snack, without creating any mess while eating, and a very pleasing musky taste that soothes the senses. Its velvety flesh is a treat for the tongue and contains a healthy dose of vitamins & minerals in its fiber which is metabolism friendly by itself.
Apricots are loved by almost everybody, and especially for women with its rich content of special antioxidants with the name “Flavonoids”, alongside other nutrients that are believed to be good for a healthy & more tender skin.
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How to ripen apricot?
- Underripe apricots can be ripened by storing in a paper bag
- Store in room temperature for up to three weeks if needed
- Apricots would give slightly to gentle pressure when ripe
- Test by cutting 1 apricot fruit in half and check if the flesh is moist & soft
- Make sure not to let apricots overripe or become too mushy
- Ripe apricots are easily separable from the middle seed