Mon Jan 9th

National Apricot Day

On January 9th, Apricot enthusiasts from around the country observe National Apricot Day every year.

The apricot's velvety flesh is very similar to the peach's velvety flesh. However, the golden-orange fruit's texture is firmer, and the flavor is more tart than its cousin's. We love this versatile fruit all year round, canned, and dried since we can easily preserve it.

Apricots have been found around the world over, but they appear in northeastern China near the Russian border in ancient times. The fruit was later exported to Europe and Armenia. When English colonists settled in Virginia, the apricot made its way to North America. When Spanish explorers and missionaries took them on expeditions, Apricots travelled further west. This migration has enabled apricots to grow commercially today.

If left unpruned, the apricot tree will grow to 45 feet. It is a winter-hardy tree that bears white, pink, or red blossoms. However, early frosts can damage the fruit.

Fresh apricots pack in the vitamins. Vitamin A, Magnesium, Iron, and Calcium are among the primary ingredients in this low-calorie snack, and it is also a good source of fiber.

The apricot is a versatile ingredient that lends itself to both sweet and savory dishes due to its unique flavor. Apricots are the best fresh off the tree, but they can also be found in supermarkets year-round. Dried, they are delectable in either granola or a salad.

How to celebrate #nationalapricotday

Eating an apricot is the best way to celebrate. If you like preserves or bake up your favorite recipes, be sure to invite someone to enjoy it with you. We've even provided you with delectable recipes to try.

Consider planting an apricot tree in the spring or researching and finding out about apricot growers in your area. Buying local, if possible, helps the growers in your area.

Bites of Apricot and Goat Cheese are among the Apricot and Goat Cheese Bites.

With Pistachios, Apricot Tart with Pistachios is the bestachios in the world.

Have some apricots and hashtag #NationalApricotDay to post on social media.

The national apricot day celebrations have a long tradition in the United States

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Apricot FAQ

Q. Can apricots be added to baking? Yes! Yes! apricots are a popular fruit, and apricots add their own sweet flavor to many dishes.

Q. Is there an apricot ice cream?

A. We tried several recipes for apricot ice cream. Try this one: Farm Fresh To You's Apricot Ice Cream.

Q. Where do apricots grow?

A. Since there are many varieties of apricots, there is one for every growing zone in the United States. However, late frosts can also have an effect on agricultural production in certain regions.

Q. Can I dehydrate apricots?

A. Yes. Yes. When dried, apricots take on a chewy texture. They are also available in grocery stores.