Sulphured Apricots

Sulphured Apricots

Sulphured dried apricots, the most common, are preserved with sulphur dioxide, which not only extends the shelf life but also lightens the color and keeps the dried fruit soft.

 

Turkey is the largest producer and exporter of sun dried apricots all around the world. Malatya province is the capital of apricots.

Apricots from Malatya (Prunus Armeniaca) are most famous for the dry material content.

 

Dried Apricots sulphured are treated with SO2 in order to provide color retention and longer shelf life.The color of this type changes from light yellow to orange depending on the SO2 used.The SO2 content shall not exceed 2000ppm for EU markets whereas 2500-3000ppm is accepted in the USA and other markets.

  • APRICOT SIZES

    Size 0 piece /kg < 81 pieces
    Size 1 piece /kg 81-100 pieces
    Size 2 piece /kg 101-120 pieces
    Size 3 piece /kg 121-140 pieces
    Size 4 piece /kg 141-160 pieces
    Size 5 piece /kg 161-180 pieces
    Size 6 piece /kg 181-200 pieces
    Size 7 piece /kg 201-220 pieces
    Size 8 piece /kg 220 >
  • PHYSICAL QUALITY SPECIFICATIONS

        RTU A GRADE B GRADE
    Specled % / kg 2 3 4
    Discolored  % / kg 4 5 6
    Sunburnt  % / kg 3 5 6
    Torn/cut/Bruised % / kg 1 4 5
    H.Moisture % / kg 3 5 7
    Damaged % / kg 1 2 5
    Dirty berries % / kg 1 2 15
    Fermented % / kg 0 0 0
    Live insect/mites piece/ box 0 0 0
    Stone,metals,other  piece/ box 0 0 0
    Natural foreign material  piece/ box 0 1 3
  • MICROBIAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Total Viable Count cfu / g < 5.000
    Yeast cfu / g < 1.000
    Mold cfu / g < 1.000
    E-coli / 25 g absent
    Salmonella / 25 g absent
  • CHEMICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Moisture % 22-24
    Sulphure ppm 2000 Max (EU)
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