Dried apricots are a delightful and chewy treat, perfect for snacking. We craft these delicious morsels from ripe apricots using two methods: machine drying and sun drying.
What sets dried apricots apart is their impressive shelf life, allowing them to be stored for extended periods without losing their quality. Furthermore, dried apricots offer a concentrated burst of flavor and sweetness compared to their fresh counterparts, making them an ideal choice for snacking or baking. Their lightweight and compact nature also make them exceptionally convenient for transportation and storage. Enjoy them as a standalone snack, toss them into salads, blend them with yogurt, or incorporate them into your favorite recipes.
When it comes to sourcing the finest dried apricots globally, look no further than Sun Ani. As a leading producer of dried apricots in Iran, one of the world’s largest exporters of this fruit, Sun Ani employs traditional methods and all-natural ingredients for drying apricots, preserving their delectable flavor, vibrant color, and pleasing texture.
But Sun Ani doesn’t just produce conventional dried apricots; they create works of art. They can craft apricots into various shapes, from whole to sliced, granulated, diced, and even powdered. Use these versatile shapes to embellish your energy bars, craft your snacks, or invent unique recipes.
Sun Ani places a strong emphasis on accommodating your preferences and requirements. Typically, they produce dried apricots with a standard moisture level of a maximum of 25%, but they can tailor it to your specifications. You have the flexibility to select the desired moisture level and packaging size for your dried apricots. With Sin Ani, your satisfaction with their products and services is guaranteed.
The price of dried apricots is influenced by various factors, including their size. Dried apricot size is determined by the number of fruits per kilogram, with international standards outlined in the table below. A smaller number indicates larger dried apricots. For instance, a size of 1 signifies that there is only one dried apricot per kilogram, while a size of 180 indicates 180 dried apricots per kilogram. Dried apricot size may vary depending on factors such as variety, growing conditions, harvest timing, and drying methods. Generally, larger sizes are more expensive, but both jumbo and small sizes offer the same delightful taste.
- Jumbo: Maximum 80 pieces per 1 kg
- Size 1: 81-100 pieces per 1 kg
- Size 2: 101-120 pieces per 1 kg
- Size 3: 121-140 pieces per 1 kg
- Size 4: 141-160 pieces per 1 kg
- Size 5: 161-180 pieces per 1 kg
- Size 6: 181-200 pieces per 1 kg
- Size 7: 201-220 pieces per 1 kg
- Size 8: Minimum 221 pieces per 1 kg
Dried Apricot Jumbo
Dried Apricot Size 2
One of the most common shapes of dried apricots Offered by Sun Ani is the “sulphured” variety. Sulphured dried apricots undergo a treatment with sulfur dioxide during the production process to preserve their vibrant orange color and prevent spoilage or mold formation. It’s worth noting that sulfur dioxide is a safe and widely accepted preservative, approved by both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Apricots are a nutritional powerhouse, brimming with essential vitamins and minerals. They are particularly rich in fiber, which plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy digestive system. Dried apricots also serve as an excellent source of iron, contributing to overall blood health. Moreover, they are packed with antioxidants, which help safeguard your cells from potential damage. With their low fat and calorie content, coupled with an abundance of fiber and vitamins, dried apricots make for a fantastic addition to your diet, promoting both taste and nutrition.