The polyphenols in apricots are called catechins, are similar to the ones found in green tea. They are also high in Vitamins A and C. Ideally you will be able to make this apricot nectar with fresh apricots, however, when they are unavailable or too expensive, the dried apricots make a good quality nectar.
This is a perfect “go to “nectar from right out of your pantry.
1 Cup Dried Apricots
1 ½ Cups Filtered Water, plus an additional 1 Cup of room temp water.
½ Cup Organic Cane Sugar or Coconut Palm Sugar, for a lower glycemic index alternative
- Soak one cup of dried apricots in the 1 ½ cup of boiling water or heat in a microwave for 2 minutes and then let them sit in the water, to soften.
- Puree the apricot/water mixture and transfer to a pot, add remaining cup of water, stir well
- Add sugar to taste, using as little as possible, stir well.
- Bring nectar to a simmer and cook until it thickens, for approximately 8-10 minutes. Cool. This is your nectar base.
- Place in refrigerator, It will keep a week.
- For one serving, place ¼ cup “nectar” concentrate in a glass and add ¾ cup of water stir well. Enjoy!
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