All Eyes on Apricots
Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer. Fresh apricots with a plentiful supply of vitamin C are in season in North America from May through August. Relatives to peaches, apricots have velvety skin and flesh, are not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Some describe their flavor as almost musky, with a faint tartness that lies somewhere between a peach and a plum. Your mother may have told you carrots would keep your eyes bright as a child, but as an adult, it looks like this fruit is even more important!