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Organic Apricots

Dried organic apricots are just as good for your health as fresh apricots. Fruits have a high fiber content and eating 5 fruits a day can help regulate your digestive system.

  • Organic Dried Apricots
  • The apricot tree originally came from Eastern lands but today Turkey is the center of dried apricot production. Its cool and elevated soils make it ideal for the cultivation of sweet apricots. The difference between regular Californian apricots and Turkish apricots is that the fruit was only brought to California in the 20th century and the color, taste and texture of these newly-introduced apricots differs greatly. Turkish apricots are still the world’s favorite and Turkey provides 30% of the world’s production.
  • Our organic apricots are cultivated in Malatya (Turkey) and are called Malatya apricots. Turkey supplies 80% of this product in the world and is the leader in the apricot market. Apricots cultivated in Turkey have a distinctive taste which differ greatly from that of apricots grown in Uzbekistan and other countries. Turkey has established a standard for apricots (TS 485) which requires Turkish government officials to check the size and quality of the fruits upon exportation.
  • Benefits of Organic Apricots
  • Both the flesh and pit of the apricot fruit can be consumed as food. The apricot boasts many health benefits, the greatest of which is its ability to serve as a natural remedy for constipation. Its high pectin, dietary fiber and cellulose content helps maintain the overall health of the colon while facilitating intestinal function. Consuming three or four apricots a day can help alleviate constipation and other digestive disorders. Both dried and fresh apricots produce the same effects.
  • Organic dried apricots are high in fiber. One of their main health benefits is their low glycemic index, which makes them safe to include in a diabetic diet. The sweet flavor of apricots does not mean that they are high in fructose like raisins or dates.
  • The Harvest of Apricots
  • Apricots are summer fruits. They thrive in a warm climate as they need a warm and dry season to grow, especially in March and April. If frost occurs in those months, it can affect the quantity and quality of apricots.
  • The fruits are harvested in June every year and are laid on cloth to dry under the sun for 4 days, until they soften. They are then pitted by hand-squeezing. Pitted apricots are then laid once more on cloth for another 4 days for final drying. A pre-selection takes place at the farm where apricots are selected for quality and size. This control process takes place on every farm.
  • Every year, we hold a meeting with the organic apricot farmers regarding challenges in apricot cultivation and possible solutions, crop estimations and the establishment of a fair price. Regular farmer meetings also take place to provide storage locations for an upcoming harvest and to distribute crates as well as prepayments before the harvest.
Size Chart

The size of apricots is based on the count per kg, the smallest number showing the largest size. Our sales team will quote the apricot prices per kg if you inquire according to the list below;
No Count / kg.
● No:1 up to 100
● No:2 101 – 120
● No:3 121 – 140
● No:4 141 – 160
● No:5 161 – 180
● No:6 181 – 200
● No:7 201 – 220
● No:8 220 or more

Available as

● Whole
● Diced
● Paste
● Industrial

Certifications

● NOP Organic
● EU / EC Organic
● COR Organic
● Kosher
● Halal

Did You Know?

It is best to choose dried apricots that have a brownish-black color rather than a yellow color. The yellow color is a telltale sign that apricots were treated with sulphur dioxide as they were being dried.

We supply apricots to small shops as well as wholesalers in Turkey and to importers throughout the world. Dried apricots purchased from Costco, Walmart or Whole Foods may very well be ours.

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