Apricot is a type of fruit that is also known as Armenian plums. They are round in shape and yellow, orange, and green; they also look like a small type of peach and consist of tartness like purple plums. Apricots are a rich source of nutrients and contain many important minerals and vitamins. It also provides many health benefits like improving digestion, eye health, skin health, and liver protection.
It is also a rich source of potassium and hydrated fruit, which is also important for humans’ health. It can be added to our diet and can be eaten as it is and can also be added to different food like jams, desserts, etc. As it is a common fruit used worldwide in our daily life, the question that arises is that does it go bad? Yes, it is a type of fruit, and any fruit can go bad if not stored properly. Let’s discuss the storage condition of Apricot.
How to store Apricot?
There are many ways to store every fruit and food and save it from getting spoiled for a longer time. We can also save apricots from getting spoiled by several techniques and storage conditions. Let’s discuss it in the article written below.
Apricot can be stored in the pantry or on the kitchen counter but not for a longer time. If you want to eat it or use it in different food items quickly, then go for the pantry; otherwise, it will not be safe to store it in the pantry or kitchen counter.
To store the Apricot at room temperature, place it in the brown paper bag and place it on the kitchen counter or in the pantry. Make sure that the temperature is stable; otherwise, it will get spoiled at a high temperature.
Away from sunlight
Every type of food can get spoiled easily by sunlight or any heat source. Make sure that to not store the Apricots in the direct sunlight or near any source of heat. Please place it in a paper bag and store it in a cool, dark, and dry place to prevent it from getting spoiled for a longer time.
Every type of fruit can be stored in and refrigerator and longer than that of room temperature. Apricot can also be stored in the refrigerator. Take a plastic bag, place the apricots in it and store it in the refrigerator. Bring the apricots back to room temperature before using them for better results.
Can you freeze Apricot?
Every type of food and fruit can be stored in the freezer for a longer time than the refrigerator and room temperature. Freezer can store the items for longer, but its quality differs with time. Apricot can also be stored for longer, which can be used later as it is and within different food items. First, store the Apricot in the freezer, wash it to remove any dirt, and then dry it. Store it in an airtight container and store it in the freezer.
If you want to store the half or slices of apricots in the freezer, first wash it, cut it into slices, and then coat Apricot with ½ tablespoon of ascorbic acid and six tablespoons of cold water to prevent it from getting dark. Add sugar to it and stir until sugar is dissolved. Then place it in the airtight container and store it in the freezer. In these ways, we can prevent it from getting spoiled for a longer time.
How long does Apricot last?
The lifetime of Apricot depends upon the ways and storage techniques used. It cannot go well easily, and in some ways, it can last long. Let’s discuss how it can last long and can be prevented from getting spoiled to enjoy it later. If stored in the pantry properly and at a stable temperature away from sunlight and any heat sources, it can last long up to 3 days and be safe to eat within this time; after this time passes, it will not be safe to eat.
If it is stored in the refrigerator in its proper way, it can last long up to 4 or 5 days and can be used within this time, and after that, it will get spoiled, and we will not be able to eat it further. If stored in the freezer, it can last longer than that of the room temperature and refrigerator. If stored properly, it can last long up to10 or 12 months and also be safe to eat after that, but its quality will not be good and will not be fresh.
How to tell if Apricot is bad?
There are several ways through which we can spot the spoilage of every food and also of apricots. Let’s discuss them one by one to be safe to eat it without any fear of spoilage.
- At first, observe the structure of Apricot. The spoiled Apricot becomes very soft, and the dark spots and mold signs appear on it. If you see these signs, discard them and don’t use them further.
- The second spot is to observe the apricots’ smell; if there is an off and unpleasant smell, discard it and throw it away, and don’t use it further in your diet.