Fruit almost spherical yellow orange. The touch of the skin is soft and seems velvet. The seed inside is brown and almond shaped. The diameter is close to 3 or 4 cm.
Family Fruit bone
Scientific Family: Rosaceae
Varieties: Canino, tie, Red Cheek, Moniqui, Tadeo, broom, Mauritius
Nutritional value: 44 calories per 100 grams
Grams per serving: 3 or 4 pieces
Properties / Benefits: The apricot is a fruit when eaten fresh astringent and laxative when dry, which makes it an effective remedy against constipation.'s Also a snack food, refreshing and nutritious, low-power energy. This is one of the richest fruit in vitamin A, which favors the view and the beauty of the skin, which prevents it becomes dry and rough. For this reason, we recommend the consumption of apricot for the prevention of skin diseases, respiratory system, anemia, high blood pressure and fluid retention. In addition, its high in carotene and vitamin C, natural antioxidants that make its consumption is recommended for cancer prevention.
Seasonality: From May to July (outdoor)
Areas of production is currently grown in all zones warmer, frost-free spring. The main producing countries are Turkey, Spain (Murcia, Valencia, Albacete, Zaragoza, Balearic Islands, Alicante, Malaga, Castellón), Italy, Greece, France and the United States.
Tree Name: Albercoquer
Trivia: The origin of the apricot is much debated, but the latest research in the north of China, still find themselves spontaneously in Turkestan, northern China, America and Tibet. The Chinese knew of the apricot two or three thousand years before Christ il'anomenaven "sing." The name of this fruit, as we know now comes from the Arabic ("El-Barquaq). The Arabs were the ones who spread the cultivation of apricots on the Mediterranean coast.
Preparation and consumption: The essential is that the apricots are very mature in this case, the pulp is sweet and fragrant. Because of its exquisite sweetness and fragrance perfumed, apricots are consumed mainly as fresh fruit, although they also made preserves, marmalades and jams. In some places, usually without leaving dry bone known as the "Orejón. Because of its low power and high energy content of potassium, sodium remover, recommended consumption of apricot, particularly in people with obesity. People with sensitive stomach should eat them very mature without skin. Likewise, the liver should be eaten in moderation. In case of kidney stones, it is best to refrain from eating it.