Keep only dried fruit, dried fruits because of the presence of moisture quickly grow mouldy.
The room temperature is comfortable, optimally suitable for storage of dried apricots and any other dried fruit. The ideal temperature for long-term storage of dried apricots - 20 degrees Celsius.
Only the apricots are dried under direct sunlight, but keeping it in a dark place, away from sources of heat.
In addition, storing the fruit should be in a tightly closed container or in a sealed package. You can use any airtight container, glass or plastic cans, bags with "zip", etc. Paper or linen bags and bags for these purposes it is better not to use - they quickly infest bugs. And the oxygen will contribute to further drying of apricots, also in case of high humidity – quality deterioration and mold formation and spoilage of the product. Under these conditions, dried apricots can be stored for 12 months.
Few people know, but dried apricots can be stored and frozen. Pack the dried fruit in an airtight container and put in freezer. As soon as you wish to taste this delicacy, defrost the apricots at room temperature. Will it be as juicy, nourishing and elastic, as before freezing. Wound in the freezer dried apricots are recommended for no longer than 12-18 months.
Cut out healthy and tasty fruit drinks, jelly and sauces. It is also possible to prepare fillings for cakes and pies, the toppings and decorations for cakes. Dried apricots – an excellent ingredient for salads, also it is used when braising or roasting meat or chicken.
Before use, dried apricots, rinse with water, removing the top layer of dust. To get rid of sulfur and chemicals, which is sometimes treated with the dried fruit, soak the dried apricots for 1-2 hours in cold water, then scald with boiling water.