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Organic Apricot kernels roasted & salted Fairtrade

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Product profile:

No comparison to almonds, fruity, sweet kernels in top quality, slightly salted, from Uzbekistan, gently dried and processed. Apricot kernels are closely related to almonds, and are ideal as a snack or salad topping.

Our wild organic apricots kernels are:

  • 100% natural
  • low levels of amygdalin
  • exclusively selected
  • Nature’s finest
  • Gently sun/solar dried
  • in Fairtrade Quality
  • gently processed and dried
  • naturally vegan
  • an ideal snack for in between meals

Description:

Our organic Fairtrade apricot kernels are distinctively fruit, nutty, pleasantly salty taste. They are very popular as an alternative to roasted/salted almonds and can of course be eaten raw.

Apricot kernels are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins, in particular B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorous and iron [2].

Apricot kernels are similar in appearance, colour, shape and texture to almonds, but are crunchier, fruity and aromatic, as they were previously surrounded by a fruit.

Only very sweet apricots are used for sweet apricot kernels. This ensures that amygdalin levels are low and the kernels can be eaten without any concerns. Roasting apricot kernels provides a two-fold guarantee that the amygdalin content is harmless.

Origin and Production:

We source our organic Fairtrade apricots kernels exclusively from Uzbekistan/ Samarkand. Large parts of the region are certified for organic and FAIRTRADE products, and are cultivated by the FAIRTRADE farmers living there. The farmers are part of a large Fairtrade community made up of 3 groups, Dustkul Bogi, Turkiston Gulba and Turob Bobo. 1,000 farmers and their families belong to the community. By working with Fairtrade, the farmers can provide their families with a secure income and offer their children new opportunities.

After being carefully harvested, the apricots are washed, halved and pitted. The shell of the kernel is cracked open and the actual apricot kernel is gently sun-dried. The drying process is very eco-friendly, using a solar drying method that has a minimal impact on the product.

The apricots are pressure treated and laser sorted in Austria. During the pressure process, the combination of pressure and time ensures that the product is completely free of pests. When undergoing several rounds of cleansing in the laser cleaning facility afterwards, the organic apricot kernels are checked individually to make sure they contain no impurities. Our apricot kernels are slightly salted, gently roasted and packaged by us immediately afterwards.

Ingredients: sweet roasted organic apricot kernels° from Uzbekistan 97%, sea salt 3%.

° Fairtrade certified and sourced from Fairtrade producers. Total 100%.

EFSA recommends a consumption of not more than 1 – 2 apricot kernels per day.

Sources:

[1] Wikipedia Aprikosenkerne / Apricot kernel

[2] Nährwertberechner.de


Enjoy our crunchy apricot kernels apricot kernels to boost your energy levels in between meals. The apricot kernels can be used in variety of ways – at your place of work, after sports or for an afternoon snack, eaten on their own or mixed with other nuts and dried fruits.

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