Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and potassium.
How to Select
An apricot's color is not always a reliable guide to flavor, but steer clear of very pale varieties, and always avoid wrinkled or blemished skins. The flesh should feel moderately firm with some give.
How to Store
At room temperature if not completely ripe (they'll ripen in a day or two in the fruit bowl), otherwise in the fridge.
How to Prepare
Halve by running a blade around the kernel following the line of the fruit's natural dimple, then gently twist apart and flip out the stone. Brush the cut sides with lemon juice to prevent the flesh from discoloring.