National Apricot Day:
Celebrated on January 9th, every year. The day is to enjoy with Apricot and to explore more about its health benefits.
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Why Apricot Day?
The day is to thank the nature for giving us another iconic fruit, apricot.
The apricot is actually a small tree that is around 8–12 m in height. The fruit of apricot tree is basically a drupe which is similar to that of peach.The flesh of apricot is not juicy.It consist of only a single seed which is covered by a stony,hard shell type, denoted as “kernel”.
Apricot is a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A.Each 100 grams of raw apricots constitutes around 86 percent of water.remaining are of carbohydrates,protein and fat.
How we can Celebrate National Apricot Day:
enjoy the day by trying a dish of apricots.apricot is not only a good snack but also a good ingredient in various recipes.Use this hashtag #nationalApricotDay to post on the social media.
TRY OUT THIS BACON AND APRICOT COMBINATION.
Hope the below does not need any ingredient list.
Step 1:. Prepare the cajun seasoning.It can be made by the herbs and spices like paprika,black pepper,white pepper,onion,garlic,thyme and cayenne.search in net if you have any confusion in preparing.roll the pork tenderloin with the mixture of this cajun seasoning.Later rub it in brown sugar.wrap the pork tenderloin in a bacon strip.
Step 2: preheat the pan and pour some oil, and roast it for 15 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
Step 3: After that, brush it with apricot preserves and bake it for 15 minutes in the oven.sprinkle it with any seed like sesame or mustard.serve hot.
Happy Apricot Day.
Interesting Facts About National Apricot Day:
Apricot belongs to the genus called Prunus.
The documented evidence revealed that it was earlier denoted as “abrecock” during the 16th century.
Apricot was introduced to Americans by the European settlers.It was first cultivated in Virginia by the British colonists.Further,it was spread towards west counties of the United states by the spanish settlers.
The origin of the apricot is not clearly settled between Armenia,china and India. however,it is widely believed that the fruit is originated from Armenia.The scientific name of apricot is “Prunus armeniaca” states the same.however,certain botanists argues that it would have originated in China or India.But neither it is confirmed.Apricot remains the national fruit of Armenia.
Apricots are also cultivated in Persian countries and are considered as an important commodity specially in Iran.
In around 17th century,the oil extracted from apricot, is used to treat against ulcers,swelling and tumors in the europe continent mainly in England.
In the United States,it is commercially produced in states like california,Utah and washington.California ranks first over Utah and Washington.
The major producer of Apricot is Uzbekistan covering around 16 percent of the world’s productions.Other prominent producers are turkey,iran,italy,Algeria,pakistan and Spain contributing a considerable percentage.The major producer of dried apricot is Turkey.
A hybrid variety of apricot and cherry plum called purple apricot or black apricot is quite famous.other notable hybrid varieties are apriplums,plumcots etc.
For commercial purpose the fruit is dried and treated with sulfur dioxide,because of this,the color changes to vivid orange.Otherwise,the color will be bit darker.
History of National Apricot Day:
The origin of the day is obscure within our research.please post anything with respect to the origin of National Apricot Day in the comment section.your interest encourages us further,so,keep posting.Thanks a lot.