Gramas produce both organic and conventional varieties, and all apricots are hand-pitted and made from the freshest, tree-ripened fruit. Known for the most suitable apricot-growing climate in the world, Turkey produces nearly 70% of the world’s dried apricot export.
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DIRED APRICOT

Gramas produce both organic and conventional varieties, and all apricots are hand-pitted and made from the freshest, tree-ripened fruit. Known for the most suitable apricot-growing climate in the world, Turkey produces nearly 70% of the world’s dried apricot export.
Each Gramas apricot is soft, chewy, and perfectly sweet - guaranteed to delight customers with every single bite. Buyers choose between sulphured and sun-dried apricots; each variety specially designed to meet the customers’ unique needs.
We are happy to deliver world-class apricots directly from our highly-skilled farmers to our happy customers.

Product Info

Derived from fresh apricots, we offer both sun-dried and sulphured dried apricots.
Sun Dried Apricots

Tree-ripened, hand-picked apricots are processed with old-world, traditional methods; sun-dried directly under the sunlight, and not treated with sulphur dioxide. These apricots have a light to dark brown color.

The harvested apricots are laid on sack cloths, and dried out under the open sun for 2-3 days, until apricots soften significantly. Next, the apricots are collected and pitted by hand, one at a time.

Our apricots are then size-sorted and machine-wrapped in high-quality daypack bags to ensure complete freshness until they arrive in your hands.

Sulphured Dried Apricots

Treated with sulphur dioxide (SO2) in order to provide a lighter coloring and a longer shelf life, these sulphured dried apricots are a light yellow orange.

This is to protect against microorganisms that could harm the apricots, and to protect the fruit’s natural color. After this, the apricots are taken back outside, to dry in the sun.

Adding sulfur dioxide(SO2) can also help to preserve the color, although there are strict limitations to the amount to add, and that limit is set by the country in which the apricots will be purchased.

Facts About Dried Apricots

The GRAMAS apricot harvest starts in July in Malatya, Turkey, and from that moment on, our world-class apricots are hand-picked, sun-dried, and sustainably processed to ensure the very happiest customers all around the globe.

Let’s take a look at some of the facts:

  • With impressive levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A, E, and C, and a whole collection of additional minerals and antioxidants, dried apricots are an excellent addition to your health.
  • Even better, GRAMAS boasts a natural flavor that sets these apricots apart. The brix/acid ratio - or taste index - of a GRAMAS Malatya apricot is between 80 and 120; a number that is usually between 10 and 40 in other varieties.
  • Combined with low acidity, this spectacular taste index means the Malatya apricot has a perfectly balanced sweet and tart flavor, ready to melt in your mouth.
  • Of course, sustainability is more than a buzzword for GRAMAS; it is a driving force in every decision we make, and is the very essence of how we farm.
  • The shelf life for our sun dried apricots is one year, and moisture level is 25%. The shelf life of sulphured apricots is two years, and the moisture level is 25%.

All Gramas’ apricots are bursting with flavor, packed with nutrients, and guaranteed to keep customers smiling.

FAQ

Sun-dried apricots are a natural, dark brown color due to the fruit oxidizing naturally while dying in the sun.

Other dried apricots are bright orange color because they have added sulfur dioxide.

Sun-dried apricots are natural dark brown due to the fruit oxidizing naturally from drying in the sun. The other dried apricots are bright orange because they have added sulfur dioxide.

With the help of the most suitable climate conditions in the world, Turkey produces nearly 70% of the world’s dried apricot export.

Our naturally-dried apricots are grown in Malatya, Turkey - an area which has come to be known as the “Apricot Capital of the World.” The conditions in Malatya are perfect for growing, and even better for drying.

The Malatya apricot has a higher ratio of dry matter compared to apricots grown elsewhere, a highly sought-after feature in dried apricots.

Sun-dried apricots are a natural, dark brown color - due to the fruit oxidizing naturally from drying in the sun. The other dried apricots are bright orange color because they have added sulfur dioxide.

The process of drying fruit can affect a portion of its nutritional content.

Drying apricots actually enables the dried fruit to provide a higher level of many nutrients than fresh apricots provide.

The shelf life of sun dried apricots is 1 year, while sulphured apricots last longer.

Apricot Size Chart

Size 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Piece in 1 kg 60-80 81-100 101-120 121-140 141-160 161-180 181-200 201-220 221+

Dried apricots are a popular snack, and after grading, can also be mixed with other dried fruits and nuts.

Dried apricots are also an important ingredient in rice dishes, salads, chocolate snacks, baked cakes, desserts, fruit smoothies, and breakfast cereals.

Simply dice, and add to your favorite recipes!

Dried apricots are a popular healthy choice for dieting and weight control. Apricots are naturally-sweet, with absolutely no added sugar, and each apricot serving provides four grams of fiber. Dried apricots also have low sodium and high potassium contents, which make them ideal for weight loss.

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