How should apricots be stored?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Dried apricots unfortunately contain high levels of sulfur dioxide. This is a result of sulfur, which is added during the fruit-drying process, to inactive the enzymes that cause the fruit to spoil. Natural food stores carry a healthier alternative to sulfured apricots. These unsulfured apricots are preserved through a blanching process and have a brown color.

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