History of Apricot
The apricot, which was cultivated in China and Central Asia as early as 2000 B.C., migrated with the country’s traders, who traveled the Great Silk Road. The Chinese merchants, botanist Berthold Laufer suggests, very probably introduced the fruit to the Persians. They called it the “yellow plum” (zardaloo). Widely dispersed, it was spread throughout the Eurasian steppe by nomadic, horseback-riding tribesmen.
Iran is the second largest producer of Apricots after Turkey in the world,
generally iran as one of the top 10 countries in the world.
Apricots are considered to be Stone Fruits (Drupe). They are harvested from mid-May and remain available in the market for 60-70 days.
The world annually produces about 3.5 million tons of apricots, 500,000 ton of which are Iranian Product.
types of Apricots in iran
- Almond Apricots
- Funnel Apricots
- Shredded Sugar Apricots (Shakarpareh)
- Nakhjavan Apricots
- Apricots Ghavami and…
The largest producing province in Iran is East Azerbaijan Province, It was followed by Semnan, West Azerbaijan, Tehran, Razavi Khorasan Province,golestan and Chaharmahal or chrysanthemums Bakhtiari Province.
Health and Nutrition Benefits of Apricots
Apricots are a good source of: Vitamin A Vitamin A, which scientists also call retinol, is very important for healthy eyes. Specifically, vitamin A helps the body make the pigments it needs for the retina to work properly. Without it, people are at risk of developing night blindness. Vitamin A also helps the eyes produce the moisture they need to stay properly lubricated. Some studies have found that vitamin A also plays an important role in the immune system by having an anti-inflammatory effect.
Apricots are also considered to be one of the best dried fruits that are sold in the world as apricots or daisies. Apricots are also considered to be one of the best dried fruits that are sold in the world as apricots or daisies or chrysanthemums.
Health and Nutrition Benefits of Dried Apricots
Dried Apricots Contain High Levels of Nutrients Dried apricots have calcium, which strengthens your bones and preserves nerve function. They also include magnesium. Do you suffer from anxiety? Magnesium has calming qualities that can assist anyone who feels anxious or stressed. It can also aid with muscle spasms and cramps, in addition to providing relief for insomnia. If you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, have a few dried apricots, which also provide energy. With their deep orange or brown color, depending on what variety you purchase, dried apricots are also rich in vitamin A. This essential building block has a number of important benefits, including:
- Encourages cell growth
- Builds up the immune system
- Maintains good vision
- Keeps bones healthy
- Assists in reproduction
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