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Dried Apricot Export

Turkey Is The Home Of High Quality Dried Apricot Export


Over %80 of the world trust in Turkey for dried apricot export. The country is already the leader in production and export of dried apricot in the world. Specifically, EU countries and USA prefers Turkish dried apricot in order to meet the demand of high quality dried apricot of the consumer.


USA, England, Germany, France and Russia are has the largest share in dried apricot import across the world. Around 60% of Turkish dried apricot is exported to these countries. When the fact that Turkey is also the leading country in fresh apricot production, the domination of the country in apricot market is an expected result.


Considering the import from a more sociological perspective, people’s interest in dried apricot is constantly increasing. The main reason for that is the raising level of awareness about the benefits of dried apricot for health. And accordingly dried apricot export to various countries expands year by year. Globally known Turkish apricots are preferred as tastyand nutritioussource all over the world.

Dried apricot production is a serious job

Apricotis avery vulnerable fruit and requires special care starting from the blooming. Apricot cultivation finds its best environment in the province of Malatya, located in Central Eastern Anatolian Region. İzmir follows Malatya in İzmir as the other capital of Turkish dried fruits such as apricots and figs.


Fruit-bearing trees are obtained from zerdali, which is a variety of apricot seeds in apricot production. Once the fruit is mature and collected, there comes the drying process. There are two important quality criteria of dried apricots with regard to the legal standard: moisture and SO2 contents, which should not exceed 25% and 0,25% by weight respectively.


When the apricots are dried, they are packed and ready for being delivered in the importing countries.

Benefits of dried apricot


Dried apricots are commonly consumed for its high nutrients and its taste. They are highly beneficial for human health and contain a large amount of sugar, starch, protein, pectin, pectose, cellulose, vitamins and acids.


The apricot is mainly used to strengthen the bones, brain functions, liver, teeth, and cardiac muscles. Also, it is a food that is consumed against cancer, kidney stones, anemia etc. All the benefits of dried apricots increase the interest in them. The market share of Turkish dried apricot does not seem to shrink soon considering the high quality of the fruits.