The World's Healthiest Foods are health-promoting foods that can change your life.

How to Eat Healthier in 2018

Try our exciting new WHFoods Meal Plan.

The George Mateljan Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation with no commercial interests or
advertising. Our mission is to help you eat and cook the healthiest way for optimal health.
Cooking Healthy with Apricots

The peak season for one of "The World's Healthiest Foods," apricots begins in May and runs until August in most areas — four months during which these wonderful fruits are usually available in great abundance. Fortunately, since apricots are the perfect fruit to dry, we can have them on hand all year round. In fact, their intense flavor when dried is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way.

Apricots are a sweet treat you can enjoy guilt-free. Since they are so high in pro-vitamin A, you can help boost your immune system and protect your eyesight while satisfying your sweet tooth. When they are not available fresh, I like to keep dried apricots in my refrigerator and enjoy just one or two after a meal.

During the spring and summer months, fresh apricots are delicious mixed with other fruits in season for a fresh fruit salad or cooked slowly for about 30 minutes with a little ginger, then drizzled with a small amount of honey at the end of cooking.

You can also enjoy apricots' bountiful season by using them to top your cereal, pancakes or yogurt.

Here are a couple of my favorite apricot-inspired recipes:

  • 10 Minute Fruit & Cheese Salad: We use fresh apricots for this recipe. It is perfect for the warm summer months when apriocts are at the height of their season.
  • Apricot Tart is a delicious way to enjoy dried apricots during the colder months of the year. A wonderful dessert recipe throughout the fall and winter, this tart will enhance any holiday meal or gathering. Plus, it will keep for 2-3 days, so it is a great dessert to make ahead or have on hand for when friends drop in. A little bit goes a long way with this tart, so make your slices small.
  • Another good tasting dessert topping in the colder season is our Apricot Compote, which also uses dried apricots, and transforms holiday pears or apples into an elegant treat.

    I hope this gives you some interesting ways to enjoy this wonderful fruit that is so beneficial to our health. Learn more about this super food in our nutritional profile: apricots.

Printer friendly version

Send this page to a friend...


Newsletter SignUp

Your Email:

Find Out What Foods You Should Eat This Week

Also find out about the recipe, nutrient and hot topic of the week on our home page.


Everything you want to know about healthy eating and cooking from our new book.
2nd Edition
Order this Incredible 2nd Edition at the same low price of $39.95 and also get 2 FREE gifts valued at $51.95. Read more

Healthy Eating
Healthy Cooking
Nutrients from Food
Website Articles
Privacy Policy and Visitor Agreement
For education only, consult a healthcare practitioner for any health problems.

We're Number 1
in the World!

35 million visitors per year.
The World's Healthiest Foods website is a leading source of information and expertise on the Healthiest Way of Eating and Cooking. It's one of the most visited websites on the internet when it comes to "Healthiest Foods" and "Healthiest Recipes" and comes up #1 on a Google search for these phrases.

Over 100 Quick &
Easy Recipes

Our Recipe Assistant will help you find the recipe that suits your personal needs. The majority of recipes we offer can be both prepared and cooked in 20 minutes or less from start to finish; a whole meal can be prepared in 30 minutes. A number of them can also be prepared ahead of time and enjoyed later.

World's Healthiest
is expanded

What's in our new book:
  • 180 more pages
  • Smart Menu
  • Nutrient-Rich Cooking
  • 300 New Recipes
  • New Nutrient Articles and Profiles
  • New Photos and Design
privacy policy and visitor agreement | who we are | site map | what's new
For education only, consult a healthcare practitioner for any health problems.
© 2001-2018 The George Mateljan Foundation, All Rights Reserved