History about Apricots:
Apricots originally came from China. This golden fruit has been around for more than 4,000 years. Apricots progressively made their way through the Persian Empire to the Mediterranean where they were fondly adopted. Spanish explorers introduced the apricot to the New World, and they were planted in the gardens of Spanish missions all over California. The first recorded major production of apricots in America was in 1792 south of San Francisco.
Apricots are available in almost all regions of the world, in one form or the other. They have all the essential nutrients with no saturated fat, sodium or cholesterol, low fat and high in vitamin A & C.
..then bring them on... but first some simple guidelines about AFAM: Apricot event:
1. Prepare any Vegetarian recipe using 'Apricot' (in any form) as its main ingredient and post about it on your blog. Archived posts can be sent, provided they are re-posted as new.
2. Link back to this announcement post and also to Maheshwari's blog. Usage of the logo is optional.
3. Send the following details to info(dot)siri(at)gmail(dot)com with the AFAM as its subject line by January 1st 2009
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4. If you are a non-blogger and you wish to participate, send in the above details with the recipe. I will post them in the round up.
Lets roll then...
Note: I guess, you have couple hours to send in your entries for November's AFAM: Cherry, hosted by dear Rachel.
signing off for now,