Dried Apricots come in two varieties: sulphured (yellow), and unsulphured (dark). Dark apricots are superior; the yellow ones are the variety commonly found in the supermarkets, but the yellow ones contain added sulphur dioxide which acts as a preservative. Try the dark ones if you can! They are much tastier.
Pure, unsulphured apricots. Many commercial dried apricots are preserved with sulphur-based compounds (sulphites) in order to keep them looking orange. However, the sulphur is completely unnecessary from a nutritional perspective. At Healthy Supplies, we wholeheartedly recommend unsulphured apricots, and prefer them to the yellow ones. Though these natural ones are darker in colour, they are 100% apricot and, in our opinion, taste better and more fruit-like.
The bright orange apricots that most people are familiar with contain the preservative sulphur dioxide (SO2). This preserves the bright yellow colour by preventing the oxidisation of the pigments within the apricot during drying.
We prefer the natural, dark apricots above, but stock the yellow apricots in the section below.
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At Healthy Supplies, we stock a diverse and tasty range of dried apricots and apricot products. We carry both yellow apricots and unsulphured dark apricots.
Apricots are a rich in fibre and antioxidants, and are a natural source of sweetness. This makes them a healthy alternative to other sugary snacks. Our freeze-dried apricots retain all their nutritional integrity and the dark variety are free from additives.
Add apricots to homemade muesli and snack mixes for subtle sweetness, or use to top cereals, yoghurts and desserts. We offer a wide variety of apricot products including apricot spread, coated apricots and apricot snack bars.
You can make huge savings when you buy our economy sized bulk packs online, and smaller packs are available.
Buy dried apricots online at Healthy Supplies. Our products are packaged in Sussex, England and we offer free UK delivery on all orders over £49. We also offer international delivery for our overseas customers.