albicocca

MAIN MARKETED VARIETIES:
Pincot, Laycot and others

MATURATION:
June 1 – July 15

MARKETING:
June 1 –July 31

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ORIGINS:
Originating from northeast China at the Russian border, over the centuries it spread towards the west through central Asia arriving in Armenia (hence the name) and reaching Europe with the ancient Romans and growing in importance with the Arabs.

THE FRUIT:
Globular drupe of yellow or yellow-orange color with velvety skin; the pulp is yellow and fleshy.

FLAVOR:
Sweet and aromatic varying in intensity with the variety and the degree of ripeness. The fruit contains an average of 48 calories per 100 grams of weight.

HEALTH BENEFITS:
Apricots have a high potassium, carotene, protein, sugar, calcium, iron and phosphorous content: a real easily digestible nutritional boost. It is among the fruit with the highest quantities of provitamin A thanks to the elevated levels of beta-carotene fundamental for the production of melanin, which protects from solar rays and facilitates tanning.