Apricot

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An apricot is a fruit, ranging in color from yellow to orange. The flesh is usually firm and not very juicy. Its taste can range from sweet to tart. It contains a seed, which is enclosed in a hard, stony shell (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

Although apricot allergies are uncommon, they do occur. If you are allergic to apricots, your body makes proteins called antibodies that react with substances found in this fruit. This reaction can lead to tingling of the mouth; swelling of your lips, tongue, face or throat; hives; or a life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis (Livestrong, 2013).

 

Common Uses:

Apricots can be eaten fresh or dried, and are in a wide range of foods and drinks. They also can be found in body products and select medicines.

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Check out a few recipes that involve apricots.