Turkey has become a brand in apricot production. In Turkey, apricot trees generally grow in semi-hot and arid regions, as well as in the sun-drenched parts of the mountains and the south-facing parts of the mountains. Apricot cultivation is also highly popular in the Aegean, Mediterranean, Central Anatolia, and Marmara regions. Apricot production is carried out on an average of 128 thousand hectares of land in Turkey. Malatya, which has a 65% share in the apricot production area, ranks first with an average of 82 thousand hectares. In the 2019 production period, 847 thousand tons of fresh apricot production was realized in Turkey and 833 thousand tons of fresh apricot production was realized in 2020.
Apricots are yellow, fleshy, juicy, firm, and single-seeded fruits that are slightly bigger than walnuts. The blooms of this plant are white or pink. Although it is cultivated nearly everywhere in the globe, it is mostly grown in countries around the Mediterranean, Europe, and Asia. Apricots, which are easy to cultivate, can even be planted in the gardens of homes. The apricot tree's blossoms bloom at the end of April. In mid-June, it begins to yield fruit after spending nearly two months in the blooming stage. It is used in salads, fruit salads, juices, jams, and desserts.
Benefits of Apricot
Both the fruit and the seed of apricot are beneficial for health. Apricot:
protects the digestive system
cures constipation problem
prevents liver damage
protects heart health
helps to lose weight
improves bone health
is used to treat anemia
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