Babyfood, juice, orange and apricot

Fun Facts

  1. Fresh apricots are available year-round throughout North America. From May through August, varieties mainly come from California and Washington. The rest of the year they’re likely from South America.
  2. To select ripe apricots, look for fruit with a rich, orange color — not pale yellow or green — that’s a little soft to the touch.
  3. Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and potassium.
  4. The fruit is a member of the rosaceae or rose family and is closely related to the similar-looking peach and plum.
  5. Apricots originated in Asia more than 4,000 years ago, migrating to Persia and the Mediterranean before Spanish explorers brought them to the United States.

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