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Until recently, I disliked apricots with a passion - but then I tried Crazy Jack's 'Soft Dried' variety, and my opinion was changed. I found these soft and sweet little morsels to be incredibly moreish and ultimately very tasty - so whilst in the supermarket last week, I decided to pick up another of the Crazy Jack offerings in the form of their 'Organic Traditional Dried Apricots'. The 250g pack can be purchased for £1.99 from Tesco, and they are widely available in the majority of other UK supermarket chains.
Why should I eat apricots?
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Well, from a health perspective, research has shown that apricots contain loads of 'carotenoids', which are antioxidants that can reduce cholesterol, protect against cancer, and prevent heart disease.
What do they taste and look like?
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The 'Traditional Dried' Apricots look the same as the 'Soft Dried' variety, although when you pick them up you'll instantly be able to feel the difference - they are hard and dry rather than soft and sticky. Actually, the hardness of the apricots varies, and some are much softer than others. If you do find them a little too hard, the packaging mentions the fact that you can soak them in warm water for a while until they loosen up a bit - however, if you do this, then you'll need to refrigerate them straight after or they will go off quickly. The apricots are fairly dark in colour - much darker than the picture on the packaging in fact. The coloration is said to be down to the fact that Crazy Jack Organic Apricots contain no sulphur, unlike many other commercial apricot brands.
The flavour is fairly pleasant, although there is a slight bitterness to the aftertaste which I'm not particularly keen on. For this reason, and due to the fact that they are a little too hard for my liking, I would recommend opting for the delicious Soft Dried variety of the Crazy Jack brand instead.
Nuritional Info Per 100g
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Saturated Fat: Trace