APRICOTS

YOUR BEST ALLIES FOR HEARTH, EYES AND SKIN HEALTH

LICENSES

From field to table

Fruit variety evaluation and development programs are underway with the French IPS – International Plant Selection and the Spanish PSB – Plant  Selection Buffat.

They aim to select rose and two-tone apricot varieties for a dedicated "field-to-table" project shared with some of GDO's main customers. 

This will involve 300 ha in areas with different pedoclimatic conditions for a field production from May to September.

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Prunus Armeniaca

The apricot tree is native to Asia and it has been "imported" to Europe  by  the Roman legionaries after the conquest of Armenia. This explains the origin of the name "Armeniaca".

Italy is among its biggest producers, along with Spain, United States, France and Greece.

NUTRITIONAL VALUES AND BENEFICIAL PROPERTIES

Health benefits of apricots

  • The high antioxidant content of apricot may inhibit the oxidation of LDL cholesterol; 

  • its huge amount of minerals, Vitamin A and C may be a welcomed aid in case of fatigue;

  • rich in carotenoids, apricots are good for eye health and they may promote cancer prevention; 

  • its fibres may inhibit constipation and increase the sense of satiety; 

  • potassium has a regulating action on body fluids and on the heartbeat. It reduces water retention and blood pressure;

  • beta-carotene stimulates the production of melanin, which protects the skin.

FUN FACT

Did you know…

Culinary use

  • In order to fully appreciate their flavour, apricots should be kept at a room temperature; 

  • they pair well with white meat; 

  • they perfectly combine with chocolate, “Amaretti”, yogurt and cheese;

  • their seeds, called apricot kernels, are used in pastry to prepare syrups and liqueurs.

Wellness & Beauty

MOISTURIZING WRAP LOTION

  • Boil two chopped apricots in water and leave steeping for about 3 minutes;

    drain and let cool;

    crush the apricots, until you get a soft pulp. Then, add one spoonful of olive oil;

    spread over your face and keep this pulp for for twenty minutes. Rinse off;

    apply the lotion once or twice per week.

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