The fruit is available in almost all states, the longest apricot season is in Hawaii: from September to March. In other states, apricots are mainly available in the summer months, so consider the May-June period to not miss a dose of healthy fruit.
Have you ever thought that a round velvety yellow-orange fruit can have so many fans and can be so useful? Apricot is loved by many, but few people know how much benefit this sunny fruit can bring to the body.
But before figuring out its benefits and some useful recipes, let’s see when is the apricot season and in which states you can obtain them.
|State||Apricots in season|
|Alaska||July till August|
|Arizona||May till June|
|California||May till July|
|Colorado||July till September|
|Hawaii||January till March and September till December|
|Iowa||July till mid-August|
|Kansas||June till mid-July|
|Kentucky||July till August|
|Maine||July till mid-August|
|Maryland||July till August|
|Michigan||July till mid-August|
|Missouri||June till mid-July|
|Nebraska||July till August|
|Nevada||June till August|
|New Hampshire||mid-July till August|
|New Mexico||June till July|
|North Dakota||July till August|
|Oklahoma||June till mid-July|
|Oregon||July till August|
|Rhode Island||August till September|
|South Dakota||July till August|
|Tennessee||July till August|
|Utah||July till mid-September|
|Vermont||mid-July till August|
|Washington||mid-June till August|
|West Virginia||June till August|
Health benefits of apricots
This sun fruit is rich in vitamins, microelements, and other useful substances. Its composition is amazing because one fruit contains a large amount of magnesium, iron, beta-carotene, phosphorus, magnesium, folic acid, sodium, iodine, pectin, and other substances. It contains vitamins – groups B, as well as A, C, E, and H.
Apricot can rightfully be considered a motor for brain activity. It improves memory and is useful especially for those who are engaged in intellectual work.
How to eat apricots
Apricots spoil quickly. That is why you can save them in a canned way (whole, in halves and cubes, in their juice and syrup), you can press them into juices, and also make wine.
If you like eastern countries’ kitchens, you can use apricots in soups and vegetable dishes, or even meat.
Apricots are one of the few fruits whose seeds are edible. Sometimes they are used for medicinal purposes, for the prevention and treatment of cancer. If you like to eat the seeds, do it sparingly and in small amounts.Look also at these fruits & vegetables: