1-2 pieces of dried apricots can be consumed on a daily basis. They are used in many desserts and salads after taking out their seeds. Apricots kernels and apricot oil also find many diverse uses in different pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries worldwide.
Afghani apricots should be stored in a cool and a dry place.
Refrigeration will enhance their shelf life and preserve them for a longer period.
They must not be kept in hot and humid conditions.
Afghani apricots are heart-friendly fruits, as they are high on fiber content.They help to reduce the bad cholesterol content in the body, hence keeping the heart protected.
The dietary fibre in the fruit improves the digestive system, which helps to increase the digestive system metabolism.
Afghani apricots are highly beneficial for your ophthalmic health. Being rich in vitamin A, with carotene and lutein, it helps prolong vision in people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa. It also delays loss of peripheral vision.
Afghani apricots are considered very good for the skin. The combination of vitamin C, A and phytonutrients ensure good skin.
Afghani apricots strengthen the bones as they are packed with both calcium & potassium.
Average shelf life of Afghani apricots is around 6 months. However refrigerating the same can make them last upto ten months, with no significant change in taste.
Better known as “jardalu” or “khubani”, these are the most common natural apricots available in the market. Originating from Afghanistan, these apricots are softer and more fleshy than their Ladakhi counterparts. Unlike Turkish and Ladakhi apricots, these are not sulphured and are naturally sweet and smooth. Their velvety skin, sweet taste and health benefits, make them a popular selling dry fruit. These Afghan apricots are rich with vitamin A, vitamin C and iron. They supply many nutrients that are required for a healthy body.
Jain dry fruits ensures its customers stationed in all corners of the country, get only premium quality of these Afghani apricots. These apricots contain a seed, which when broken contains kernel as well, known as apricot kernel. Although apricot kernels were believed to have many cancer fighting properties, recent researches in Europe indicate that they pose a risk of cyanide poisoning. Hence Jain dry fruits advises its customers to not consume these kernels for edible use.