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Drying apricots (3rd of 3)

Drying apricots

Apricots, raisins, prunes and dates are all popular dried fruits. In Central Otago apricots are dried by the hot summer sun, rather than by artificial driers. The apricot kernels can be used in confections and to flavour liqueurs. Like bitter almonds, apricot kernels are poisonous until roasted.

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Marie Dawkins, 'Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry - Commercial production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 August 2022)

Story by Marie Dawkins, published 24 Nov 2008