These apricots has keeping in resting rooms under sulphurdioxide to get its bright yellow colors while in drying progress.
Such these type apricots are apricots that have not been exposed to any sulfur dioxide, which only dries under the effects of natural sun. Therefore its color is traditional brown after drying progress under the sun. Sulfur content is clearly zero.
These are the rest of the processed dried apricots, a type of product obtained by picking products that are thought to be damaged due to crushing, color tone differences and the like, and which are removed from the production line during the process. It is used for industrial purposes as a raw material input in productions such as medicine, confectionery, canned food, jam, Turkish delight, cake, etc.
It is a type of product that is extracted from the seeds of the apricot fruit by breaking the hard shell part and takes an important place in the pharmaceutical-chemical-cosmetics industry. It is offered for sale in two types, as the skin of the dice is completely peeled, or the brown and white mixture, which is partially unpeeled.
There are 9 different size options available which has seperating as per berry counts in 1 kg according to TS 485 standarts. (look page 2 to see all sizes as per berry counts)
The quality has been classified by 5 main classes as named as Extra, Class1, Class2, Industrial and Class1(natural)
The specifications has been determining according to TS 485 standarts. There are 13 main items in said criterias but most effective items on trading deals especially are Foreign Materials (%), Pit/pit Fragment (pieces/box) and Free stone (pcs/box).
Energy (Kcal ) 294
Protein % 3.61
Carbohydrate % 66.5
Vitamin B1 (mg/100g) 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg/100g) 0.16
Vitamin C (mg/100g) 12
Calcium (mg/100g) 22
Iron (mg/100g) 3.88
Sodium (mg/100g) 1.25
Potassium (mg/100g) 1269
Phosphorus (mg/100g) 108
Magnesium (mg/100g) 47.8
Karoten (mg) 2.5
Niasin (mg) 2.81
Diced apricots produces by cutting of dried apricots in optional dimensions. White rice flours are using while cutting process dried apricots to prevent sticking of cut pieces. The cutting sizes depends on the customers inquires. Options are:
Dried apricot prices on sale to export from Malatya-TR changes weekly basis under market effects. The prices are depends on supply-demand balance generally. The raw dried apricot supplye market is very effective on processors costs weekly basis. The usd/try rate changes are very dynamic in TURKEY which has been effecting also on the productions costs at all processing plants. The climatologycal reasons on the growing of apricot trees are also effective on the market. In that respect we can say that the dried apricot market selling prices are always dynamic. Due to these reasons, the prices must be update weekly basis. You may follow the above graphic to have short and fast look on the actual market real prices. Please follow this page regularly it has been suggest.