National Apricot Day- January 9th

by - Monday, January 09, 2017

Good afternoon Foodies, today 9th of January is aka National Apricot Day.. And for all ye lovers of Apricot, here's celebrating with you :-)

Here are today’s five things to know about the apricot:

  • In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’.
  • The apricot, discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.
  •  Brought to California by Spanish explorers, the apricot quickly became a popular crop.
  • Today, apricot farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.
  • Choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft.

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