Organic Apricots Kernels
Golden. Fragrant. Sweet. These are three words that best describe apricots. And, just lately, we can add one more adjective to that list: highly nutritious.
Aside from offering a unique flavour, the nutritional profile of apricots is also impressive. A lot of health benefits await those who regularly include it in their diet.
What is it?
When ripe, apricots have a golden-orange color like a sunset in the summer. They have a mild, sweet taste with a hint of tartness—similar to plums—and a velvety surface. This stone fruit is actually a drupe with a single pit located at the centre of its crunchy flesh.
Apricots, which have an Asian origin, grow on small deciduous trees that thrive in well-drained, sloping soils. During the springtime, apricot trees produce beautiful white-pink flowers. Close relatives of apricots include nectarines, plums, and peaches.
Apricots have a long history dating back about 4,000 years to the mountain slopes of China, where it was an important food crop. It was a well-known fruit in Greece as far back as 60BC, where it was referred to as “golden eggs of the sun”. The Greeks brought apricots to Armenia, the Mediterranean and Europe, but it was Spanish explorers who brought them to the US in the 1700s.
Today, there are many countries aside from China, Spain, and Greece that commercially produce apricots. These include New Zealand, South America, Turkey, France, Russia, USA, Italy, Syria, and Iran.
There are all kinds of fruits to choose from at the market these days, so apricots are sometimes overlooked. If you were to take a closer look at this fruit, though, you would find a plethora of nutritional and health benefits that other fruits simply can't match.
Helps prevent heart disease. Because apricots contain significant amounts of vitamin C, potassium and carotenoids, regularly eating this fruit could help prevent heart disease and infections. It may even help to regulate heartbeat, blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the body, as well as promote a healthy mucous membrane and skin.
Protects your eyesight. At least three servings of apricots per day should help prevent inflammation and protect your eyesight. Apricots contain xanthophylls, zeaxanthin and 13% of the daily recommended vitamin A requirement, which protects the retina of the eyes from age-related damage and AMRD (Age-Related Macular Disease).
Other health benefits of snacking on apricots include prevention of inflammation and stroke, promotion of healthy digestion, treatment of anemia, fever, skin problems and constipation.
Apricots are really something. They are beautiful, delicious and nutritious. According to research, sun-dried apricots are nutritionally denser compared to fresh ones. To choose the best apricot products on the market, it is important to note the quality of the raw apricot and how it is processed.
We offer dried apricot kernels from Turkey that are pure. Our apricots are brown in colour like raisins, as that is their natural colour when dried. We do not use food colouring or preservatives on them, because we know that these can have a negative impact on health. When you buy organic dried apricot kernels from us, you can be sure that what you will receive are pure, unadulterated, dried apricot kernels.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic apricot kernels wholesale, in bulk, private label, and white label. We also have apricot kernel powder and apricot kernel whole. We can deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.