Apricots can be dried independently. To do this, buy good apricots, wash them and remove the pits. Then hold the colander over boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Then put the apricots on a clean white cloth and dry from moisture. Put in the oven for 8-10 hours at a temperature of 65 degrees. When apricots are dry and will poluchitsya apricots, put it in a bowl of wood (but not in spruce or pine). There they must lie down for 3 weeks, then they will retain all valuable properties.
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Can be dried apricots and honey. Collect good fruits, rinse and cut into halves, remove pits. As in the previous method, hold over boiling water in a colander for 10-15 minutes. Dry white cotton rag, string on thread and hang in the sun. You can hang the apricots on the tree or put on a lattice sieve. The main thing – to ensure air circulation from all sides, otherwise the fruit may rot. Weather for drying should be not damp, and hot and windy.
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If you decide to buy ready-made dried apricots, it is best to take dried-fashioned way. Because in industrial scale the apricots are dried in special drying chambers where to give bright colors smoke gray, or rather, with sulfur dioxide. This substance can cause allergies, so if you are unsure of the method of producing dried apricots, choose the product dull, reddish. Before use, soak the apricots for 10-15 minutes in boiling water and rinse thoroughly.
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