B&R Farms Dried Apricots


B&R Farms Dried Apricots

How about full disclosure on which variant these are? Looks to be the Fancy Dried based on photo and ‘close to’ price reference.

They lost me at Sulfur Dioxide.

Sulphur Dioxide is widely used as a food preservative because of the following reasons :

  • It acts as an antioxidant. Because of this , it maintains the appearance of fruits and prevents rotting.
  • It is used in soft drinks to preserve its colour. For example , it is used in carbonated lemon juice from turning brown .
  • It is used for dried fruits owing to its antimicrobial properties .Because of this, it is used in various food products. Sulphur Dioxide is sometimes referred to as E220 when used for this purpose.
  • Sulphur Dioxide is produced naturally when wine or beer is made and it is often added to wine to prevent it from further fermentation inside the bottle.

n the United States, the Center for Science in the Public Interest lists the two food preservatives, sulfur dioxide and sodium bisulfite, as being safe for human consumption except for certain asthmatic individuals who may be sensitive to them, especially in large amounts.[49] Symptoms of sensitivity to sulfiting agents, including sulfur dioxide, manifest as potentially life-threatening trouble breathing within minutes of ingestion.[50]

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No thanks; I prefer mine sundried.

If the label says SUN DRIED, it may still contain sulfates…

From a SUN DRIED fruit company… https://www.trainafoods.com/faq
“SO2 is used as a preservative to inhibit microbial growth and retain product color in Sun Dried Fruit as well as many other food products, medications, and beverages. If you’re part of the less than 1% of the population that is severely allergic to sulfites, you should avoid dried fruit, as well as most wine, some medications, jams, vegetable juice, many condiments, some potato chips, and other foods that contain sulfites.”

You need to look for labels that specifically say no sulfates, if it doesn’t say that, they are probably in there.

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Blenheims: Get them while you can
https://www.brfarms.com/about-the-blenheim-apricot/
http://www.californiabountiful.com/features/article.aspx?arID=127
http://www.earlsorganic.com/news/the-coveted-blenheim-apricot-is-disappearing/

I dunno…At 10 bucks American a pound I’ll probably go to the store and get some farm-raised salmon instead. Or something packed with gluten.

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Apricots… made from real Apes.

The slab apricots are only $45.50 +$12.40. Guaranteed goodness, vs Woot’s unknown. The fancy style are too sweet, and it’s too much risk to get 4LBs of apricots that aren’t to your style. :slight_smile:

These are the slab per the vendor.

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This brand is NOT to be trusted whatsoever. Any seller that is not adequately aware of the ACTUAL nutritional content of the food items which they are selling should be avoided at all costs.

I’ll stick with my $4.30/lb for 5lb bag of dried apricots I’ve been getting from amazon.

I see several brands of Turkish apricots @ 5# for $20-$24, which brand do you prefer?

I got for the We Got Nuts brand. Never had any issues

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Thanks!