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Apricots come from Asia and their natural distribution area covers Kirghizstan, China and Korea. At present they are cultivated in many locations throughout the world, including in Poland.

Apricots grow on shrubs or small trees that can reach up to 6 – 8 meters.

Apricot fruits are round in shape or slightly flattened, resembling peaches, however much smaller. They have orange, velvety peel with blush. Apricot pulp is sweet and juicy and can be of yellow or orange colour. Depending on the variety, their weight ranges from 30 to 70 g. Apricots are available in many varieties depending on their ripening period (May to September), size and colour.

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Apricots get their sunny colour thanks to beta-carotene, a yellow colourant used by liver to produce vitamin A. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant protecting against harmful effect of free radicals responsible for development of modern-age diseases and accelerating the aging process. Apricots are a valuable source of potassium, iron, lycopene and fibre. These nutritive substances can have a positive effect on digestion processes and prevent anaemia. Dried apricots have a base-forming effect and their regular consumption promotes de-acidification of the human body, which is why they are recommended to all persons on a diet rich in meat.

Apricots are valued because they are delicious and are perfect eaten raw, and as an additive to cakes or desserts as well as preserves (jams, marmalades, compotes). They are also great for drying. Candied apricots constitute an inherent ingredient of cakes.

Morele cenione są ze względu na pyszne owoce, które idealnie nadają się do jedzenia na surowo, jako dodatek do ciast czy deserów, a także na przetwory (dżemy, marmolady, kompoty) i do suszenia. Kandyzowane morele są nieodłącznym elementem tortów i ciast.

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