I forgot to mention these on yesterday’s Vegan Monday post. I’d been wondering what to have as a snack if I wanted one, as I’d run out of all the vegan sweets I’d bought at VegFest and hadn’t made any peanut butter bars.
Then I remembered I’d been sent a packet of Crazy Jack Organic Soft Apricots to try and thought I’d give them a go.
Usually, when it comes to dried fruit, they get a rating of ‘bleurgh’ from me. But not these, oh no. These are plump, juicy, soft and delicious and a world away from those scabby dried things you get in some cereals.
Blurby technical and nutrition bit:
Crazy Jack’s Organic Soft Apricots are grown in the Euphrates valley, near Malatya in Turkey. After being dried, they are partially rehydrated with water so they don’t need to be pre-soaked and can be enjoyed as a snack straight from the bag or in cooking and baking.
Soft dried apricots are naturally high in fibre, low in sodium and a natural source of iron. They are also a good source of potassium, which helps maintain a healthy blood pressure, and full of antioxidant phytonutrients (no, I don’t know what a phytonutrient is either).
They contain no artificial additives, colours, no added sugar or preservatives, are gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Available in 250g bags, they cost £2.99 and you can find them in Tesco, Ocado, Amazon and all good health food shops.