Named as the “golden eggs of the sun” by Greeks, apricots are not only sweet and full of fragrance, but also a gold mine of nutrition. This much-prized fruit has a sweet flavour similar to plums and peaches. They are small, golden orange with velvety skin and flesh. They are also not too juicy. In the West, their sighting is an early indicator that summer is around the corner.

Published June 2015