Apricots are those beautiful orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber. Relatives to peaches, apricots are small, golden orange fruits with velvety skin and flesh, not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Their flavor is almost musky, with a faint tartness that lies somewhere between a peach and a plum. Apricots are rich in many plant antioxidants. Turkish apricots are a rich source of vitamin A, calcium, potassium and iron, besides being a good source of fiber, sugar, carbohydrates and saturated fats. They make a delicious snack, as they are relatively low in calories and fat. These apricots are treated with SO2 in order to provide color retention and longer shelf life.