Packed in 8 ounces containers, this apricot variety come from the hunza valley of far northern Pakistan where people live to be older than in most areas and cancer is practically unknown, the hunza people eat mainly millet and apricot products ie. dried apricots, apricot kernels (roasted) and apricot kernel oil. This variety has a high chill requirement and is only suited for northern plantings.
Aside from whatever anti-cancer properties the seeds of apricots may offer, the fruit itself is exceptional in its own right. There is probably no fruit which is as nourishing as the apricot. When they are dried, and most of the moisture removed, the concentration of nutrients becomes even greater.
A generous handful of dried apricots (3 1/2 ounces) is packed with nearly 11,000 units of vitamin A, or more than twice the recommended daily allowance. In fact, if this much vitamin A was put into a capsule the FDA would arrest the person selling it. because they consider this amount both "useless" and "potentially dangerous." The Hunzas eat it every day. Dried apricots also contain a great deal of iron, potassium and natural food fiber.