These popular dried fruits were first cultivated in China and the apricot reached this part of the world via the caravan trade routes.
Fresh apricots are at their peak for only a short period and do not keep or travel well. Drying is one method of preserving their goodness, and happily improves the flavour as well. One of the most versatile dried fruits, apricots can be used in sweet and savoury dishes.
Fruits may contain whole or part stone fragments.