Kuraga, or dried apricot halves, is one of the most popular varieties of dried fruit in Tajikistan. Dry apricot depitted is good for both children and grown-ups, as it is rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus, minerals, potassium, magnesium, as well as pectin, organic acids and antioxidants. Dried apricots also contain carbohydrates, vitamin PP, beta carotene, vitamins A, C, E, group B vitamins. Dry apricot also contains plenty of sucrose, fructose and glucose, which account for the sweet taste of the fruit.
This combination of factors makes dried apricots literally an irreplaceable product in any healthy diet.
Dry apricot is produced from fresh apricots. The fruit is pitted and dried. It can be stored for a long time, preserving all its healthy qualities.