Web Stories – 9 Health Benefits of Apricot
Apricots may be small, but they pack a punch in flavour and nutrition. These vitamin and mineral-rich yellow-orange fruits have a flavour that ranges from sweet to sweet-tart, depending on the type. They have a smooth exterior with soft fuzz, and their flesh is smooth and somewhat juicy when ripe. Not only the flavour, but apricots also bring several health benefits. For example, they are suitable for the skin, help prevent cancer, anaemia and many other health-related issues.
Prunus armeniaca (apricot) originated in China some 4,000 years ago. This delightful stone fruit was popular among residents, traders, and travellers. So it’s no surprise that it began its journey west along the Silk Road. Over time, it started expanding across Central Asia and the Middle East. There are numerous apricot types to choose from, with the most popular being Blenheim, Tilton, and Moorpark.