Kashmiri Apricot (seedless) is a medium sized deciduous tree that grows best in well-drained mountainous slope soils. During the spring, it bears plenty of beautiful pinkish-white flowers that attract bees. The fruit is a drupe, consisting of a centrally located single pit surrounded by crunchy, aromatic edible flesh.
Fresh, ripe apricot have a sweet flavor similar to plums. Sun dried organic apricot Fruits are nutritiously denser that fresh ones, although they have less in vitamin-C content.
Apricots are excellent source of vitamin-A and carotenes.
They are an also good source of minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium.
Avoid those with pale yellow color as they were picked too soon. Ripened apricot are delicate and should beÂ handled with care.
Store them inside the refrigerator in an egg tray set as high relative humidity. Use them as early as possible.
Munakka, dried form of a special type of grape dried using special methods. Rich in vitamins and iron, it offers many benefits of health. Originated from Iran and Afghanistan. It is also called Abjosh.
Kishmish (Raisins) are made primarily by sun drying and tray drying several different types of grapes. They are small and sweetly flavored with a wrinkled texture. The technique for making raisins has been known since ancient times and evidence of their production has been found in the writings of ancient Egyptians. Currently, 100000 tons sold in india, and that number is expected to increase because raisins are recognized as a healthy snack.