About National Apricot Day
Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and potassium.
The fruit is a member of the rosaceae or rose family and is closely related to the similar-looking peach and plum. In Latin, the apricot is called praecocquum, which means "early-ripening peach."
It is said that Alexander the Great introduced apricot to Greece. It is believed that it was General Lucullus of Rome who brought apricot to Rome from Armenia.