Difference between apricots and dried apricots.

It is because of this that dried apricots, which are mainly presented on store shelves and in markets, have a bright orange "thermonuclear" color. Real high-quality dried apricots should be dark brown with a brown, grayish tint. But it is very difficult to find such dried apricots on sale, so you should pay attention to the apricot, which is fumigated with sulfur much less often. It is best to look for a solid, well-dried apricot, in which there will be no excess moisture, which means that you will not overpay for "water" and get a quality product that can be stored for a long time. Many unscrupulous traders often moisten dried apricots with water in order to make it heavier and, accordingly, add weight, and hence in price. True, such a product can very quickly turn sour and deteriorate after purchase.

It is believed that apricot contains more vitamins and minerals, it has a sweeter and richer taste than dried apricots. Apricot is a component of real pilaf, which gives it incomparable taste and aroma. And the apricot compote turns out to be really tasty and aromatic.

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  1. Apricot - dried apricot with stone, dried apricots - apricot, from which the stone was removed.
  2. Apricots are usually dried naturally - in the shade or in the sun, while dried apricots are made in special dryers, treated for better preservation and presentation with sulfur dioxide, a substance that gives it a bright orange color and can cause allergies...
  3. In Central Asia, apricot has long been valued higher than dried apricots. It is added to pilaf, compotes and infusions are cooked from it.
  4. Apricots are healthier than dried apricots as they contain more nutrients, vitamins and minerals.