The apricot is a plant native to China belonging to the Rosaceae family, has an ovoid shape, with a more or less intense orange skin and pulp.
The taste is sugary and slightly acidulous while the stone, woody and brown, hides inside a seed, called armellina. Get the coloring pages of the apricot on this page. Happy coloring.
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The apricot characterized by a bitter taste due to the presence of a substance, the amygdalin, which in high doses is toxic because it contains cyanide, but in small quantities are used for the preparation of macaroons and liqueurs.
The first apricots arrive on the market at the beginning of June, and the alternation of varieties makes it possible to have high availability of this fruit until the end of August, while those on sale during the autumn and winter are imported from Chile and New Zealand.
Apricots can also be marketed dried (in this case from Turkey, Iran, California, or South Africa), in spirit, in syrup, or processed into juice or jam.
In the varied world of jams and marmalades, apricot jam is one of the most classic preparations.
Among the main varieties of apricot we have the Precoce Cremonini, typical of Emilia Romagna, is a large, orange fruit with orange flesh, which ripens at the end of June.
The Bulida is an early one (present since mid-June) with medium-large spherical, yellow-orange, slightly dotted fruit, with firm, juicy and fragrant flesh.
The apricot is a highly edible fruit if consumed ripe and a valuable source of mineral salts (potassium, magnesium, iron, copper). It is a natural reintegration against fatigue and stress, B and C vitamins, but especially beta-carotene.
It is also a potent antioxidant essential for vision and tissue regeneration, especially epithelial tissue. Therefore, the apricot worthily protects the skin from sunlight, acting as a real filter for radiation.
Also, the presence of sorbitol gives the apricot slight laxative properties. Consumption is not suitable for people suffering from gastroduodenal ulcers and gastroenterocolitis.