Do dried apricots or ripe, juicy apricots Have more flavor?

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SKK
SKK June 23, 2012

The flavor with both depends on the ripeness of the apricots. Both great and both different. What do you intend to use them for?

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Maedl
Maedl June 24, 2012

Apricots are in season now, so why not do a taste test and see for youself? The only problem is that most grocery store apricots taste like cardboard, so try to find a locally grown apricot from a farmers' market.

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ChefOno
ChefOno June 24, 2012

Indeed!

But to answer the question, an apricot's flavor is concentrated by the drying process.

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Maedl
Maedl June 25, 2012

The flavori s concentrated, but it is a different flavor. I get many more floral notes from a fresh apricot than I do from a dried one. The perception of taste is very individualized--people will perceive flavors differently.

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pierino
pierino June 25, 2012

No question in my mind that ripe stone fruit tastes far better than dried. Yes the flavors are different (per ChefOno's point). But in the dried variety you are possibly picking up that yummy flavor of sulfites.

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SKK
SKK June 25, 2012

You won't pick up sulfites if you dehydrate apricots yourself.

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HalfPint
HalfPint June 25, 2012

Look for CandyCot apricots right now. They're in season until late July.

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